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Container Security Initiative Ports

The Container Security Initiative (CSI) allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), working with host government Customs Services, to examine high-risk maritime containerized cargo at foreign seaports, before they are loaded on board vessels destined for the United States. Learn more about CSI at

There are currently 58 foreign ports participating in CSI, accounting for 85 percent of container traffic bound for the United States. world ports map

Currently Operational Ports

In the Americas

  • Montreal, Vancouver, and Halifax, Canada
  • Santos, Brazil
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Puerto Cortes*, Honduras
  • Caucedo, Dominican Republic
  • Kingston, Jamaica
  • Freeport, The Bahamas
  • Balboa, Colon, and Manzanillo, Panama
  • Cartagena, Colombia

In Europe:

  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Bremerhaven and Hamburg, Germany
  • Antwerp and Zeebrugge, Belgium
  • Le Havre and Marseille, France
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • La Spezia, Genoa, Naples, Gioia Tauro, and Livorno, Italy
  • Felixstowe, Liverpool, Thamesport, Tilbury, and Southampton, United Kingdom (U.K.)
  • Piraeus, Greece
  • Algeciras, Barcelona, and Valencia, Spain
  • Lisbon, Portugal

In Asia and the Middle East

  • Singapore*
  • Yokohama, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kobe, Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Busan* (Pusan), South Korea
  • Port Klang and Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia
  • Laem Chabang, Thailand
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Shenzhen and Shanghai
  • Kaohsiung and Chi-Lung
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Port Salalah*, Oman
  • Port Qasim, Pakistan
  • Ashdod, Israel
  • Haifa, Israel

In Africa:

  • Alexandria, Egypt
  • Durban, South Africa

*Secure Freight Initiative Ports.

Last Published Date: July 3, 2013
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