MSC Isabella (built 2019) 23 656 TEU  MSC Isabella (built 2019) 23 656 TEU


Connecting Slovenia to the world

MSC is supporting local trades in Slovenia with its own office 2003. Today port of Koper is served with 4 services connecting directly Mediterranean and Far East, rest of the world is serviced through transhipment ports. 

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


Detention, demurrage, Per Diem and storage charges

What is demurrage?

Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires for use of units as warehouse while on terminal or with customer:

Import: From the end of the free time till empty unit is returned

Export: from empty unit pick-up until full unit loaded on nominated vessel 

In case of a demurrage dispute, email subject: Dispute + Invoice Number), describing the reasons for your dispute. 


What are storage charges?

A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left on the terminal (for the use of the land).

SOLAS VGM information for Slovenia

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.

Port of Koper is operating on principle “No VGM – No Entry” on marine terminal. With this it is possible to perform VGM procedure before entry to marine terminal upon special request.


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 

  • Digital signature of the authorized signatory in all CAPITAL LETTERS.


How can I submit my VGM instructions?


Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions

  • MSC prefers to receive a Shipper-Verified Gross Mass (VGM) before cargo is delivered. This helps to avoid any unexpected weighing charges being levied against the cargo at the port of Koper, which will be billed to the Shipper of Record.

  • The policy in place in port of Koper is “NO VGM – No GATE


MSC admin fees and costs

  • Manual VGM Submission Fee (applies to email and inclusion on standard shipping instructions): 30 EUR per container. 

  • Late VGM Submission Fee: 30 EUR per container. 

  • VGM Misdeclaration Fee: 30 EUR per misdeclaration, per container.

  • Weighting per request per unit Fee: 60 EUR


Questions about VGM?

Contact our Slovenia team.

Prohibited cargo

Imports and Export


  • Counterfeit money 

  • Goods prohibited in the scope of economic sanctions, e.g. all Cuban-made articles or merchandise from Iran, Myanmar or Sudan 

  • Items infringing trade and copyright regulations 

  • Endangered species that have not been outlined by CITES. To view the full list, visit the dedicated CITES page



Special Attention required:

  • Cigarettes – all kind

  • Alcohol – all kind

  • Military cargo

  • Narcotics and some medication containing prohibited substances 

What we offer 

At MSC, we believe that global success depends on local solutions and local expertise. Discover our complete range of services to support customers shipping to or from Slovenia.

  • Nationwide door delivery or pick-up

To simplify your supply chain, we offer on-carriage or pre-carriage services via third-party vendors.

  • Custom brokerage

We partner with third-party vendors to offer custom formalities in connection to import and export of your shipments.

  • Warehousing

For small cargo volumes we can offer warehousing (bonded and non-bonded).



Our team of in-house forestry experts enables us to provide dedicated cargo fumigation services for the seamless shipment of wood. As a specialist in log shipments, including a long track record of shipping wood to the Far East, we provide tailored support for all of our customers, including those with specific requirements due to the bark beetle infestation in Northern Europe.
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