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Welcome to Port of Tampa Container Terminal

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Please use the "Sign Up" link to register for a user account in our system.  Please note that user accounts must be confirmed by the terminal administrator before you are able to log in.

Pre-Advise is now available for use via TOS Web Portal.

All drivers arriving at the terminal with an appointment should queue in the left most lane. All others should keep right and proceed under the canopy.

For BoL / booking / container look up, and EIR reprinting, please use our new website: www.portsamericatampa.com/

Contact steamship lines directly for all LFD inquiries and extension requests regarding Line Demurrage.

Effective June 1, 2023 Port Tampa Container Terminal will commence invoicing of Terminal Storage to ensure terminal fluidity, timely servicing of road drivers, and reduce rehandling and shifting of import cargo.  Further details can be located at: www.portsamericatampa.com.   Applicable Rules and applicable sections are as follows:

  • Rule 20 – Freetime and Terminal Storage on Export Cargo
  • Rule 21 – Freetime and Terminal Storage on Import Cargo
  • Rule 22 – Freetime and Terminal Storage on Transshipment Cargo
  • Section 8.02 – Terminal Storage Charges upon Expiration of Free Time

Payments will only be accepted through the terminal web portal and Pay Cargo.  Payments made through the terminal web portal will automatically update the terminal release in the Terminal Operating System.  Payments made through Pay Cargo will need to be verified with a receipt by Ports America staff prior to updating the terminal release.

Links to both sites are provided below:

Terminal Handling Charge

Terminal handling for container inspection by US Customs and Border Protection, US Coast Guard or other US Government agency, for loaded or empty containers including unstacking, grounding, restacking, and related gate transactions: 

Terminal Handling Charge is $150.00, payable to Ports America.  For fast processing, please use the "Multi-Pay" link in the top right of this page.

Custom Exam Station (CES)

For inquiries regarding Custom Exam Station (CES) container status and charges, please contact:

Federal Marine Terminals. Inc.
Tampa CES Manager
1803 Eastport Drive
Tampa, FL  33605
PH:  813-248-2708
Email:  tampaces@fedmar.com

VGM Certified Scales

TRUCKER/SHIPPER NOTICE:  SOLAS Ch VI/2 verified gross mass ("VGM") requires that containers being delivered for export cannot be received unless they are accompanied with a valid scale ticket. 

Below you will find a list of certified scale locations PTCT will accept:

All CAT Scale locations registered in the state of Florida.

Find the nearest CAT Scale Here:

CAT Scale Locator | CAT Scale

Port Tampa Bay Scale House

Corner of Eastport Drive & Guy N. Verger Blvd.

Lee Country Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility

10500 Buckingham Rd Ste 400, Fort Myers, FL 33905

Recommunity Sarasota

4700 Middle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34234

Orlando Waste Paper Company

2715 Staten Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Recycling Services of Florida, Inc.

3560 126th Ave N., Clearwater, FL 33762

Westrock CP, LLC

551 N 26th St, Tampa, FL 33610

Accurate Paper Holdings, LLC. / Tampa Recycling Services, LLC.

5500 E Giddens Ave, Tampa, FL 33610

WM Recycling America, LLC.

3418 E 4th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Trademark Metals Recycling, LLC

817 NE Waldo Rd, Gainesville FL 32641

Trademark Metals Recycling, LLC

402 3rd St, Holly Hill, FL  32117

Trademark Metals Recycling, LLC

2402 NW 6th Street, Ocala, FL  34475

Trademark Metals Recycling, LLC

811 NW 13th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL  33069

Trademark Metals Recycling, LLC

9380 67th St, Pinellas Park, FL  33782

Trademark Metals Recycling, LLC

5220 Dover St, Tampa, FL  33619

Trademark Metals Recycling, LLC

5401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL  33609

Trademark Metals Recycling, LLC

P.O. Box 1388, Sanford, FL  32772

Garden St Iron Metal, Inc.

3350 Metro Pkwy, Fort Meyers, FL  33916

Eagle Metals Recycling Inc

6312 Harney Rd, Tampa, FL 33610

Alex's Metal Recycling (AMR)

4407 Raleigh St, Tampa, FL 33619


 Port of Tampa Container Terminal

2999 Guy N. Verger Blvd

Tampa, FL 33605

Firms Code M669

Ports America (Administrative Offices)

2510 Guy N. Verger Blvd

Tampa, FL  33605

Port of Tampa Container Terminal Holiday Schedule
Martin Luther King's Birthday Monday, January 16, 2023 Closed
Presidents Day Monday, February 20, 2023 Closed
Good Friday Friday, April 7, 2023 Closed
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023 Closed
Independence Day (Observed) Tuesday, July 04, 2023 Closed
Labor Day Monday, September 04, 2023 Closed
Armistice Day (Observed) Saturday, November 11, 2023 Closed
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2023 Closed
Thanksgiving Day After (OPEN) Friday, November 24, 2023 OPEN
Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24, 2023 Closed
Christmas Day Monday, December 25, 2023 Closed
New Year's Eve Sunday, December 31, 2023 Closed
New Year's Day Monday, January 1, 2024 Closed
Terminal Contacts

Container Availability

PH:  (813) 242-1954

Customer Service

Rosie Sanchez

PH:  (813) 242-1942

FX:  (813) 242-1949

Terminal Manager

Brent Boisvert

PH: (813) 242-1937

Email: brent.boisvert@portsamerica.com

Site Manager
David Nelson

COSCO Contact Information and Import Demurrage Policy

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Free Time

5 Working Days Free

  • 1-5 Calendar Days - $165 Per Container/Day
  • 6-9 Calendar Days - $220 Per Container/Day
  • 10 & Over Calendar Days - $275 Per Container/Day

24 Hours Free

  • After 24 Hours - $150 Per Container/Day
Reefer Cargo

2 Working Days

  • 3-5 Calendar Days - $390 Per Container/Day
  • 6 & Over (Calendar) - $490 Per Container/Day

Customers can contact COSCO thru their Customer Support Portal at http://support.cosco-usa.com/support/home

ZIM Contact Information

For Customer Service, call toll free 1-866-744-7046

Reason for Request Email

Import Inquiries Regarding:

  • Tracing
  • Diversions
  • Arrival Notices
  • Last Free Day Request
  • Invoices

Import Correctors


Import Delivery Orders


U.S. Customs Issues

  • Freight Release
  • Original BL Release
  • Telex Release
Payment Details & Confirmations wtorf@us.zim.com