MSC has been helping clients to ship cargo to and from Paraguay since 2000. For more than 20 years, we transported cargo by river to Montevideo and Buenos Aires, connecting with the rest of the world through five main maritime services.
We operate with the main terminals located in key regions of the country in Asunción and Pilar, depending on the customer needs, therefore achieving complete national coverage.
What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal for the use of the land.
Eight (8) free calendar days will be granted for dry cargo (or those negotiated), and three (3) free calendar days for refrigerated containers.
The free days are continuous, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays without exceptions. They are counted from the day after the discharge date.
The Collection Department will no accept check copies or written guarantees to release shipments from demurrage hold.
The following options are available for the shipment release:
To find out your demurrage pending balance, please contact the Collection Department firstname.lastname@example.org.
To unblock the container at the terminal after paying the demurrage, please contact the Customer Service team PY746email@example.com or the Commercial team PY746firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make the exchange of import documents, you must present the following documents at our offices:
What is detention?
Detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s container inside and outside the terminal. This charge can also apply while the container is undergoing customs inspections, or while the cargo inside the container is being reworked for safety reasons.
The export detention in Paraguay is divided into two periods: first, outside the terminal, and then inside it.
Detention outside the terminal - Ten (10) days: This period is counted from the date of pick-up of the empty container until the return of the full container to the terminal.
Detention inside the terminal - Seven (7) days: This period is counted from the entry of the full container into the terminal until its loading date.
Once the days have expired, the tariff will be applied:
Detention: Updated Payment Policy
To find out your detention pending balance, please contact the Collection department email@example.com.
It is a penalty for the non-payment of the set of cash invoices that enable the release of the maritime BL in any of its printing types (Telex/Express Release and Print at POD).
To avoid this extra cost, payment must be made within the first 15 days from the date of issuance of the invoices. After 15 days, the costs apply.
It is mandatory to present the following documents:
Both documents/certificates must be valid at the time of proceeding with the shipment.
It is the responsibility of the exporter/booking client to verify weight limitations in destinations that involves land, river and/or train (Inland/On-carriage) transportation.
Fumigated cargo inside the container is considered IMO (dangerous cargo). It must be specified at the time of requesting the quote. The procedure and rate will be different from a non-dangerous cargo.
The LWS is an emergency charge applied to guarantee the safety in the navigation, the crew, and the cargo during the low water rivers season.
This charge is applied for both import and export cargo, depending on the resolution issued by the General Naval Prefecture of Paraguay at the time of the barge nomination.
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Ports and terminals
MSC operates services to and from the following Paraguayan ports terminals.
|Asunción||Puerto Caacupemí Asunción|
|Pilar||Puerto Caacupemí Pilar|
MSC's cargo handling facilities are strategically located to ensure the efficient and timely loading of goods for export and import. We also provide cargo consolidation, loading and re-loading, packing, unpacking and cross-loading services from containers to trucks.