Port Liberty

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Centralized examination station

Comprehensive Examination Facility.

The Port Liberty New York Centralized Examination Station (CES) is located adjacent to the terminal. Port Liberty CES is focused on providing US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and our customers with a state-of-the-art, secure warehouse and container yard. Port Liberty CES has the capacity and the experience to effectively complete all CBP-related activities in a seamless, reliable, and efficient manner.

CES services include:

  • CBP Non-Intrusive Inspections (NII)
  • Tailgate and Intensive Examinations for A/TCET
  • Trade and Agriculture Examinations
  • FDA

VACIS (NII) Exams:
Performed on Tuesdays & Fridays only. Exam charges are posted when the containers are presented to customs. Customs releases are posted in the evening.

CET / MET/ Full Strip AQI:
Exam charges are posted after the cargo is reloaded.

Freight Releases:
Posted by the carrier via EDI or manually.

Terminal Holds:
Are due to charges owed, unless otherwise noted. If a terminal hold is listed and all the holds are released and payment is applied, please email ces-ny@portlibertyterminals.com.

Contact Information, Hours & Location

Port Liberty CES

241 Western Avenue
Staten Island, NY, USA 10303, USA

AQI Strips / CET / MET / Export:
Joshua Quiles +1 (718) 568-1749

AQI Back-Ins / VACIS:
Evelyn Solis +1 (718) 568-1748

Hours of Operation

The Port Liberty Centralized Examination Station operates Monday to Friday during the times noted below:

Container Pick Up:

  • 08:00 to 11:30 |All pick up & chassis flips
  • 11:30 to 13:00 |Closed for lunch
  • 13:00 to 16:00 | Dry
  • 13:00 to 15:30 | RFR
  • 13:00 to 15:30 | Chassis flips

Loose Cargo Pick Up

  • 08:00 to 11:30
  • 11:30 to 13:00 | Closed for lunch
  • 13:00 to 15:30


*** Containers are not returned to the port after the examination. All containers are to be picked at Port Liberty CES (address listed above). ***

Payment Information

Payment Address

Port Liberty New York LLC
Attention: Accounts Receivable

300 Western Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303

Wire Transfer Details

For wire transfer account information, please contact customerservice@portlibertyterminals.com

International transfers must include banking fees in addition to payment due. Please reference the container number on all checks and wire transfers. Please contact the Accounts Receivable Department with any questions:
+1 (718) 568-1700 ext. 1610

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