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Connecting Vietnam to the world

The first MSC containers were exported from Vietnam in 2002 and at that time, MSC was represented by a third-party agent. In 2005, MSC established our own office in the country and over the years, we have grown our local presence. We now have a total of over 160 employees in three offices in major economic hubs across Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Hai Phong, and are also represented by third-party agencies in Da Nang and Quy Nhon. 

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

SOLAS VGM Vietnam
Government approval status: 
As instruction from Ministry of transportation and followed by terminal, ICD and acceptance from feeder/barge operators, terminal and main shipping lines have agreed to the following: 
  • VGM to be submitted in hard copy to terminal, ICDs by shipper at time of gate in. 
  • Terminals will apply the policy of NO VGM = NO GATE IN and NO LOAD.
  • Shippers are required to submit VGM to carrier as per carrier’s cut off.
  • Tolerance is 500Kgs for cargo less than 10 Tons and 5% over 10 tons.
  • For more information visit Ministry of Transportation website
What to include in your VGM instructions? 
  • The following items are mandatory and must be on all VGM instructions: 
  • Booking or Bill of Lading number
  • Container number
  • VGM -– Verified Gross Mass
  • Weighing Method (1 or 2)
  • Authorized person’s signatory (submitter of the VGM who are authorized to act on behalf of shipper)
  • Responsible Party (Shipper’s Name)
  • Vessel Name & Voyage 

How to submit your VGM instructions

  • myMSC 
  • INTTRA 
  • By Emails  
    Send your email with the following subject: 
    <Submit VGM – Loading Vessel Name & Voyage –MSC assigned Booking Number> 

Deadlines for sending the VGM instruction

Service Name Terminal  VGM Cut Off 
 Saigon Express Catlai Friday 16:00hrs 
 Mekong SPCT  Tuesday 10:00hrs 
 Jaguar CMIT  Monday 22:00hrs 
 America TCTT  Thursday 10:00hrs 
 Haiphong Express Nam Hai Dinh Vu  Saturday 11:00hrs 
Tongking Express  Nam Hai Dinh Vu  Friday 16:00hrs 
 Haiphong Express Danang Tien Sa Port  Tuesday 16:00hrs 
 Haiphong Express Quinhon Port  Wednesday 16:00hrs 

 

Admin Fees and costs 

MSC strongly recommends customers to submit VGM via online submission. There are no administrative charges imposed by MSC for the moment. Should there be new information, it will be shared with you. 

Should there be any charges levied by the 3rd party or by MSC incurred because of NO VGM received timely, it will be on Shipper’s account. 

Recommendations 

It is recommended that shippers keep the VGM records for future references if required. If in doubt, always contact MSC’s local agency office. 

Contact information 

Customer Desk services: (+8428) 3636 3939

Email contact per agency: 

MSC Hochiminh: VN339-vgm.hcm@msc.com
MSC Danang: VN339-mscvndadvgmsubmit@msc.com
MSC Haiphong: VN339-mscvnhphvgmsubmit@msc.com
MSC Quinhon: VN339-mscvnuihvgmsubmit@msc.com

 

Export Local Charges
THC Vietnam (applicable to non EEA trades) 
 
New tariff effective, 15th Mar 2021 sailing date: 
  • VND 2,780,000 per 20’DV
  • VND 4,225,000 per 40’DV/HC
  • VND 4,500,000 per 45’HC
  • VND 3,200,000 per 20’Reefer
  • VND 5,550,000 per 40’Reefer
  • VND 2,800,000 per 20’ Special, in-gauge
  • VND 4,200,000 per 40’ Special, in-gauge 
EEA includes Member States of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) including their Outermost Regions(Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Reunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain)) + Norway, Liechtenstein and  Iceland 

Terminal Charges

Export Fees 
 Seal VND 200,000 

Bill of Lading (B/L) Services

Export Fees (new 8% VAT) 
BL Fee VND 864,000 
Amend BL Fee VND 756,000
 Telex Release Fee VND 392,727 
 Late SI Submission VND 490,909 
Invoice Cancellation VND 196,363 
 Switch B/L fee VND 1,030,909 

 

Container Rent

Detention & Demurrage- Export

This is applied for lading port: Ho Chin Minh/ Vungtau/ Quinhon/ Danang/ Haiphong
Standard free time: 
- 7 days for dry container and 6 days for reefer container combined detention and demurrage (including weekend Sat/Sun)
- Proforma (CY, ICDS) Cut off time mentioned on booking note

Ctr Type Payable Days  NB Free Days  Type of Days  1st Period  1st Period Rate (VND)  Thereafter rate (VND) 
 20DV (NOR) Calendar Days  Calendar  288,000  528,000 
40DV (NOR)  Calendar Days  Calendar  528,000  1,056,000 
 40HC (NOR) Calendar Days  Calendar  528,000  1,056,000 
 20SP (OT, FL,PL,OS) Calendar Days  Calendar  408,000  672,000 
 40SP (OT, FL, PL, OS) Calendar Days Calendar   672,000 1,344,000 
 20RE Calendar Days  Calendar  1,344,000  1,992,000 
 40RE Calendar Days  Calendar   1,992,000 2,664,000 
 40HR Calendar Days  Calendar  2,664,000  3,456,000 
 45HC Calendar Days Calendar   528,000  1,056,000 
 
From May 02nd, 2022 - MSC will apply below tariff:
Ctr Type Payable Days NB Free Days Type of Days 1st Period 1st Period Rate (VND) Thereafter rate (VND)
20DV Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 288,000 528,000
40DV Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 528,000 1,056,000
40HC Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 528,000 1,056,000
20SP Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 408,000 672,000
40SP Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 672,000 1,344,000
20RE Calendar Days 6 Calendar 3 1,344,000 1,992,000
40RE Calendar Days 6 Calendar 3 1,992,000 2,664,000
40HR Calendar Days 6 Calendar 3 2,664,000 3,456,000
45 ft Dry Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 627,424 1,254,848 
20 Dry IMO Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7  376,454  627,424  
40 Dry IMO  Calendar days  7 Calendar  7  627,424   1,129,363 
20 Special IMO Calendar days  7 Calendar 501,939    752,909 
40 Special IMO Calendar days  7 Calendar  7  752,909   1,380,332 
45 ft Dry IMO Calendar days Calendar  7  752,909   1,380,332 
20 Reefer IMO Calendar days   6 Calendar  3  1,380,332   2,133,241 
40 Reefer IMO Calendar days  6 Calendar  3 2,760,665    3,563,767 
 
*** The above charges include TAX*** 
 
For customers with special agreement on extended free time, applied demurrage/ detention rate when extended free time ends is the relevant tier rate as per above tariff. 
COD fee: USD500 per B/L 

Barge fee between Caimep terminals and ICDs: (Sotrans, Sotrans Long Binh, Dongnai, Phuc long, Phuoc long 3, Transimex, Tanamexco, Binh Duong port) 

  • VND 850,000 per 20’DV 
  • VND 1,700,000 per 40’DV/HC 
  • VND 2,100,000 per 45’ 
  • VND 1,300,000 per 20' Reefer & DG 
  • VND 2,600,000 per 40' Reefer & DG 
    Applicable from 29th of July 2017 
    Rates are inclusive of TAX 
Import Local Charges
 THC Vietnam (applicable to non EEA trades) 
*All charges are inclusive of Tax
 
Applicable from 25th March 2021 sailing date for shipments from non-EEA countries* 
  • VND 2,780,000 per 20’DV
  • VND 4,225,000 per 40’DV/HC
  • VND 4,500,000 per 45’HC
  • VND 2,800,000 per 20’ DG/Special (in-gauge)
  • VND 4,425,000 per 40’ DG/Special (in-gauge)
  • VND 3,200,000 per 20’reefer
  • VND 5,550,000 per 40’reefer 
 
THC for OOG will be case by case based on actual dimension, gross weight, POD. 
 
EEA includes Member States of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) including their Outermost Regions(Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Reunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain)) + Norway, Liechtenstein and  Iceland.
 
Cleaning fee 
  • VND 200,000 per 20’ Dry
  • VND 300,000 per 40'/45' Dry
  • VND 380,160 per 20' Reefer
  • VND 797,760 per 40' Reefer 
 
Note: 
The above rate is inclusive of Tax and effective from 17th March 2021. 
The above rate is applicable for standard commodities only. For DG, dirty, scrap/waste, please contact Import Team. 
 
Container deposit is still applicable.

Bill of Lading (B/L) Services 

Import  Fees 
 OBL/Seaway Bill Preparation USD 40/set printing OBL at POD 
 DO Fee  VND 864,000
 Container Rental Waiver VND 640,000/waiver request  

 

Container Imbalance Charge (EBS) 

For All inbound shipments from Intra-Asia and applicable ports:

  • POD Vung Tau & Ho Chi Minh (except POL: Japan): USD 50/TEU 
  • POD Haiphong: USD 100/TEU 
  • POD Da Nang: USD 25/ TEU 

Container Rent 


Detention & Demurrage Combined - Import 
Advance notice about new DEM tariff from 17-Jan-2022 
Only update rate and validate - tier and free time remain unchanged. 

Equipment Free Time  Tier 1 period  Tier 1 rate (VND/day)  Tier 2 period  Tier 2 rate (VND/day)  Thereafter Rate (VND/day) 
 20DV 7 Calendar Days  5 Days  504,000  7 Days  958,000  1,260,000 
 40DV/40HC 7 Calendar Days  5 Days  882,000  7 Days  1,562,000  2,897,000 
 45HC 7 Calendar Days  5 Days  882,000  7 Days  1,562,000  2,897,000 
 20OT/FL 7 Calendar Days  5 Days 882,000  7 Days  1,562,000  2,897,000 
 40OT/FL 7 Calendar Days  5 Days  882,000  7 Days  1,562,000  2,897,000 
 20RE 5 Calendar Days  3 Days  1,890,000      3,779,000 
 40RE/HR 5 Calendar Days  3 Days  2,897,000      4,409,000 

 

From individual box discharged until empty returned into MSC depot - Exclude Port Storages free time:

Equipment Free Time  1st Period- Charges per day per container  2nd Period- Charges per day per container  Thereafter 
 20DV 7 Calendar Days  8th to 12th days- VND 438,900  13th to 19th days- VND 470,300  VND 1,210,900 
 40DV/40HC 7 Calendar Days   8th to 12th days- VND 585,200  13th to 19th days- VND 847,700 VND 2,185,800 
 45HC 7 Calendar Days   8th to 12th days- VND 585,200  13th to 19th days- VND 847,700  VND 2,185,800 
20OT/FL  7 Calendar Days   8th to 12th days- VND 399,000  13th to 19th days- VND 847,700  VND 2,185,800
40OT/FL  7 Calendar Days   8th to 12th days- VND 665,000  13th to 19th days- VND 847,700  VND 2,185,800
20RE  5 Calendar Days  6th to 8th days- VND 1,554,400    VND 2,664,000 
 40RE/HR 5 Calendar Days   6th to 8th days- VND 2,660,000   VND 3,458,000 

Note: 
Above rate is inclusive of Tax and effective from 01st March 2021 based on vessel arrival date 
Tiered tariff starts after standard free days 
Port storage is applicable and is not covered in Demurrage & Detention combined 

Barge fee between Caimep terminals and ICDs: (Sotrans, Sotrans Long Binh, Dongnai, Phuc long, Phuoc long 3, Transimex, Tanamexco, Binh Duong port) 
  • VND 1,057,500 per 20’DV
  • VND 2,115,000 per 40’DV/HC
  • VND 2,350,000 per 45’
  • VND 1,586,250 per 20' Reefer & DG
  • VND 3,172,500 per 40' Reefer & DG 
Applicable from 01st of August 2018 - rates are inclusive of TAX 
 
For ICD PHUOC LONG 1, sensitive & special commodities (reefer, DG, scrap, etc.…) please double check with Port of Discharge as some commodities are not allowed to move. 
 
 Email contact per agency: 
POD: Vungtau/Hochiminh/ Danang/ Qui Nhon: VN339-MSCVNSGNIMPDOCDEPT@msc.com  
MSC Haiphong: vn339-import.haiphong@msc.com  

Late Payment Charge
Effective from 15th of April 2021, Late payment charge applied for non-credit Customer will be revised as follow: 
- Customer will have 8 days from vessel departure to settle outstanding invoices of your shipment 
- After this period, the late payment charge is applied as follows: 
From 9th to 15th date: VND 736,364 per BL. 
From 16th date onwards: late payment charge will be added another 1% on outstanding invoice amount or VND196.363 whichever is higher.
 
Terminals and Ports: CY, VGM, SI Cut-off

 Terminals and Ports; CY, VGM, SI Cut-off 

*CY, VGM, SI Cut-Off subject to changes without any notices. 

Vessel Terminal  Location  Vessel Voyage Arrival Berth  Departure ICD's COT= VGM's COT CAIMERP Terminal's COT Direct Service (SI CUT OFF) Transit Service  (SI CUT OFF)
Sentosa Vessel  SSIT  Vung Tau   FV***A FRI 19:00  SAT 15:00 THU 19:00 
FRI 17:00 
 DIRECT US: THU 9:00   
 Seagull  SSIT  Vung Tau  HU***A  FRI 17:30  SAT 11:30  THU 17:30  FRI 15:30 
 FRI 16:00 
 Seahorse SSIT  Vung Tau  HO***R  WED 18:00  THU 09:00  TUE 18:00   WED 16:00    WED 16:00
 Liberty  CMIT  Vung Tau   QO***E  FRI 16:00  SUN 4:00  THU 16:00 FRI 14:00  DIRECT US: THU 9:00   
 America  CMIT  Vung Tau   ***W  SAT 22:00  SUN 10:00  FRI 22:00 SAT 20:00 

DIRECT US: FRI 10:00

SAT 10:00 
 Pearl  CMIT  Vung Tau   ***N TUE 10:00   THU 10:00  TUE 01:00 TUE 20:00  DIRECT CHINA, US: MON 09:00  WED 11:59
 LANGCO TIENSA  Danang  HZ***A  TUE 11:00  TUE 23:00  TUE 06:00      MON 12:00 
 LANGCO QUINHON Quinhon  HZ***A  MON 08:00  MON 16:00  MON 06:00      SAT 10:00 
 ORCHID 1 HICT  Haiphong  HD***R  WED 20:00 THU 20:00  TUE 10:00      TUE 20:00 
 ORCHID 2 HICT   Haiphong  HD***R  FRI 10:00  SAT 00:00  THU 10:00      THU 10:00 
 Santana  HICT Haiphong   UX***A FRI 00:00  FRI 16:00 TUE 10:00    DIRECT US: WED 10:00  THU 10:00 

 

IMO Restriction Information Vietnam
Terminal Class                 
   1  8
 Vung Tau (CMIT) NO  Accepted as file   Accepted as file   Accepted as file  Accepted as file   Accepted as file    NO Accepted as file   Accepted as file  
 Vung Tau (TCTT)  NO   Accepted Accepted Accepted Accepted  Accepted, exception class 6.2  NO   Accepted Accepted 
 Vung Tau (SSIT) NO   Accepted   Accepted   Accepted   Accepted   Accepted, exception class 6.2  NO  Accepted  Accepted
 HICT NO   Accepted Accepted   Accepted   Accepted   Accepted   NO  Accepted   Accepted  
 Quihon NO  NO  NO  Accepted   NO  NO  NO  Accepted   Accepted  
 Danang  NO NO  NO  Accepted   NO  NO  NO  Accepted  Accepted 

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