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Centralized examination station

Comprehensive Examination Facility.

The GCT New York Centralized Examination Station (CES) is located adjacent to the terminal. GCT 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. GCT 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@globalterminals.com.

Contact Information, Hours & Location


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

AQI Strips / CET / MET / Export:
Bruce Tyler +1 (718) 568-1749

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

Hours of Operation

The GCT 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 GCTCES (address listed above). ***

Payment Information

Payment Address

GCT New York LP
Attention: Accounts Receivable

300 Western Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303

Wire Transfer Details


Buffalo, NY 14201

ABA Number: 021001088

Account Number: 000 253 731

Account Name: GCT New York LP

Please reference the container number on all wire transfers.

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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