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Jamaica



 

Connecting Jamaica to the world

MSC Jamaica has been operating in the country since 2014.   

Contact our team to request a quote, book or find out more about our local services

Detention and Demurrage

What is detention?
Detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s full container outside the marine terminal.  

What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal.

For assistance with calculation of charges email:

JM754-finance@msc.com

SOLAS VGM information
What is VGM?

Verified Gross Mass or VGM refers to the exact, verified weight of a packed container. For safety reasons, vessel operators can only load a container if its weight has been verified.

In line with SOLAS (Safety of Lives at Sea) regulations.

What do I need to include in my VGM instructions?

You must include the following on all VGM instructions:

  • Booking or Bill of Lading (BL) number
  • Container number
  • VGM + weight measurement unit (lbs. or kgs.)
  • Responsible Party Name

How can I submit my VGM instructions?

  • www.myMSC.com(Free of Charge)

Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions

  • MSC prefers to receive a Shipper-Verified Gross Mass (VGM) before cargo is delivered.

For costs of late VGM or Misdeclaration contact our team: JM754-sales@msc.com

 
Prohibited Cargo 

It is illegal to bring the following items into Jamaica:

  • Gun cleaning kits
  • Armoured truck 
  • Gun holsters
  • Bows and arrows
  • Credit card scanner
  • Gun powder and cartridge
  • Dynamite and nitro-glycerin

This includes indecent and obscene prints, paintings, photographs, cinematograph films, lithographs, engravings, books, cards or written communications or any indecent or obscene articles - whether similar to the above or not - and any parcels, packages or packets having thereon, or on the cover thereof, any words, marks or designs which are grossly offensive or of an indecent or obscene character.

View the full list of prohibited and restricted items needing a permit at the following link here.

List of terminals  in Kingston

Ports and terminals
MSC operates services globally to Kingston MSC  main port of operation:

 Terminal 1  Terminal 2 
  Kingston Freeport Terminal  Kingston Wharves Ltd

Last update:

Last update: 2022-09-30T06:36:00