MSC has been helping customers to ship their cargo to and from Spain since 1982. Today, with more than 14 offices spread throughout the country, we are present in the main Spanish ports but also in major inland hubs such as Madrid, Zaragoza and Seville. In addition, we offer ro-ro services to and from Ceuta and Melilla.
What is detention?
Detentions is a charge applicable on containers once free time period expires, the detentions period starts from pick up of the empty unit from terminal or designated depot until the container enters full into terminal for further shipment. This charge covers the use of the container unit.
What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable on containers once free time period expires, the demurrage period starts as from when full unit enters port until actual ETA of designated vessel. This charge covers the use of the container unit.
Demurrage is the charge applicable on containers once free time period expires, the demurrage period starts as from vessel arrival at port until unit has been taken out of the premises to be delivered and unstuffed and returned empty to the designated depot or terminal. This charge covers the use of the container unit.
What are storage charges?
Storage is the charge applicable on containers once free time period expires, the storage period starts as from unit arrival at port until unit vessel sailing date.
Storage is the charge applicable on containers once free time period expires, the storage period starts as from vessel arrival at port until unit has been taken out of the premises to be delivered and unstuffed.
Questions about detention, demurrage, Per Diem or storages charges?
Contact our Spain team.
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, since 1 July 2016, Shippers are obliged to obtain and submit in a timely manner the VGM of each shipment to the carrier. Weighing at terminal through MSC has proven to be the most agile and secure formula to comply with this law’s requirements, a service we have put at our customers’ disposal to avoid shipment rejections and/or penalties due to the lack and/or discrepancy of the VGM.
How can I submit my VGMs?
You must include the following on all VGM instructions:
Questions about VGM?
Contact our Spain team.
MSC operates services to and from the following Spanish ports and terminals, with local teams in each location to support our customers.
|City||Port/Terminal||Pier||DTX Port Code||Terminal Code|
|Algeciras||APM TERMINALS ALGECIRAS||JUAN CARLOS 1 (APMT)||ESALG||ESALGJC|
|Algeciras||TOTAL TERMINAL INTERNATIONAL ALGECIRAS||ISLA VERDE EXTERIOR (TTI)||ESALG||ESALIVE|
|Alicante||TMS (Terminales Marítimas del Sureste)||TCA- PALACIOS SERVICIOS PORTUARIOS||ESALC||ESALCTC|
|Arrecife de Lanzarote||Terminal marítima de Arrecife, S.L.||TERMINAL MARITIMA DE ARRECIFE, S.L||ESACE||ESACEAA|
|Almeria||J.Ronco y cia S.L. Terminal||J. RONCO Y CIA SL TERMINAL||ESLEI||ESLEIAA|
|Barcelona||BEST- Barcelona Europe South Terminal||TERMINAL BEST||ESBCN||ESBCNAL|
|Bilbao||CSP Iberian Bilbao Terminal||CSP IBERIAN BILBAO TERMINAL||ESBIO||ESBIOAA|
|Cadiz||Compañía Gaditana de Contenedores S.A. - CONCASA||REINA SOFIA||ESCAD||ESCADCO|
|Cartagena||Terminal Marítima Cartagena||TERMINAL MARÍTIMA CARTAGENA||ESCAR||ESCARAB|
|Castellón||APM Terminals Castellón||APM TERMINALS CASTELLON||ESCAS||ESCPMDC|
|Gijón||APM Terminals Gijón||APMT GIJON||ESGIJ||ESGIJTC|
|Las Palmas de Gran Canaria||Operaciones Portuarias Canarias S.A.||OPCSA||ESLPA||LPAES|
|Málaga||Noatum Container Terminal Málaga S.A.||NOATUM CONTAINER TERMINAL MALAGA||ESAGP||ESAGPTS|
|Puerto del Rosario-Fuerteventura||Estibadora Majonera, S.L||ESTIBADORA MAJORERA S.L.||ESFUE||ESFUEAA|
|Santa Cruz de Tenerife||Boluda Terminal Maritima De Tenerife SLU||BOLUDA TERMINAL MARITIMA DE TENERIFE SLU||ESSCT||ESSCTCA|
|Tarragona||DP World Tarragona||DP WORLD TARRAGONA TERMINAL||ESTAR||ESTARDP|
|Valencia||M.S.C. Terminal Valencia, S.A.U.||M.S.C. TERMINAL VALENCIA||ESVLC||ESVLCMT|
|Valencia||CSP Iberian Valencia Terminal||CSP IBERIAN VALENCIA TERMINAL||ESVLC||ESVLCAK|
|Vigo||Terminales Maritimas De Vigo S.L.U - TERMAVI||TERMAVI - TERMINAL MARITIMA DE VIGO||ESVGO||ESVGOTT|
It is illegal to ship the following items into or out of Spain.
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Every importer and exporter needs to have customs clearance. MSC works proactively to simplify the customs clearance process and provides you visibility on all the information needed to fullfin the import and exports documentation.
The Spain Customs Clearance is a quick tool to find information like manifest information, manifest date, closing time, folder information, BLs date, etc., about shipments from/to Spain.
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Last update: 2023-03-25T21:37:00