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


Connecting Sweden to the world

MSC has been helping customers ship their cargo to and from Sweden since 1999. Today, with direct mainliner services and our MSC owned and operated feeder network, we connect Sweden with over 230 global routes and move more than 270,000 TEU of cargo each year. 

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Detention, demurrage, Per Diem and storage charges

For any queries regarding local charges, terms & conditions, please contact our local office.

SOLAS VGM information for Sweden

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, all marine terminals in Sweden are now allowed to use their certified scales to record Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of shipments. 


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?

  • myMSC (Free of Charge) 

  • EDI (via INTTRA; GT NEXUS; Cargo Smart) 

  • Manually (via INTTRA; GT NEXUS; Cargo Smart) 

  • Email: local booking team


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 SWE Port of Loading, which will be billed to the Shipper of Record.

  • Any Shipper of Record-signed VGM will override any VGM derived at or by the terminal.

  • For truck delivery, the ultimate deadline for VGM submission will be 12:00 noon local time on the day of the cargo cut-off. 

  • There are currently no SWE terminals with a “NO VGM – No GATE” policy. 

  • All rail shipments must have the VGM submitted within 24 hours of the container gating in at the origin rail ramp, to avoid any extra fees levied by the terminal for weighing services. Late gates will only be considered for approval when a VGM is submitted by the Shipper of Record before 12:00 noon, local time, on the day of the cargo cut-off. 


MSC admin fees and costs 

  • Manual VGM Submission Fee (applies to email, fax, and inclusion on standard shipping instructions): 500 SEK per container. 

  • Late VGM Submission Fee: 500 SEK per container. 

Prohibited cargo

Cargo types must be checked separately for safe acceptance.

What we offer

What we offer 

At MSC, we believe that global success is dependent on local solutions and local expertise. Discover our complete range of services to support shipments to and from Sweden, on land and at sea

  • Carrier haulage

We handle pre- and on-carriage for all cargoes in Sweden and provide highest possible service for our customers.

  • Customs clearance

We handle all types of customs clearance needs for our customers to alleviate administration and provide a seamless shipping experience.


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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Last update: 2024-07-18T01:47:00