July 22, 2019 – In a customer notice sent last week to Canaan Transport, APL advised that, effective September 1, 2019, it will cease providing electronic house bill of lading (eHBL) service on cargo bound for Canada. Customers will need to make necessary arrangements to transmit their eHBL to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) directly, as APL will no longer transmit this data on their behalf. Effective the same date, all eHBL CBSA submissions must also be received by APL’s origin offices by the locally advertised documentation cut-off time. Canaan Transport already has the tools in place to assist our customers in filing this information prior to shipment to Canada. According to CBSA, it is mandatory for customers to provide eHBL for all import, in-bond and in-transit cargo, and supplementary for Freight Remaining Onboard (FROB). APL directed customers to Customs Notice 16-20 for more information about requirements.