Payment & Release Procedure

Ghanem Forwarding LLC Payment Procedure / Options:


1. Bank Wire / ACH Transfers *Preferred Form of Payment

-US Domestic ACH Bank Transfer          

-US Domestic & International Wire Transfers – $25 processing fees per Wire for Single Car payments          

*For Bank Transfer Authorization/Account details - email with VIN           


 2. Money Order / Cashier’s Checks (Mail or Deliver to our office)

-Pay to: Ghanem Forwarding – 68 Alco Place, Halethorpe, MD 21227

-Memo/Reference/Note: Shipper Name (Account Name) AND VIN (Last 6 Digits)

*Please reference Shipper & VIN on all payments.  Payments without VIN/Shipper referenced are not guaranteed for same-day processing

Release Procedure:

Lagos, Nigeria Release Emails – Release Emails are issued the week of vessel arrival (ETA) 

 *Sallaum Telex Releases are ordered same day as payment applied and released directly to consignees - Sallaum takes up to 24 hours to send the Telex Release email *If missing Telex Release email – please email with VIN

 *Grimaldi-ACL Print Releases take 1-3 days on average to receive in email.  Shippers will receive a email link to submit Agent Name for Release from on day of payment if paid before 4pm - Grimaldi takes 1-3 days to issue release email once name submitted online


Cotonou, Benin & Lome, Togo - Bills of Lading are released directly at destinations


Telex Release Costs: 

FREE - Sallaum Line

$50 Additional - Atlantic Container Line (Grimaldi)


Additional optional mailing fees for Bills of Lading / Titles:

-DHL International Mailing -  $125 (average depending on country)

-UPS USA Domestic Express Mailing - $30


*We recommend payment before shipment arrival with VIN referenced for fastest release possible. Payments with NO VIN noted are not guaranteed for same-day processing

*Please note Releases are issued the week of vessel arrival (ETA) not in advance

*Ghanem Forwarding LLC offers and recommends optional Cargo Insurance purchase for all shipments

-For accounting questions, please contact our office: 410-366-0416 /

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