MSC Liberia has been assisting customers to import and export cargo to and from Liberia since 2012.Today, MSC is present in 40 countries in Africa and connect the continent to the main worldwide hubs.
What is detention?
Detention is the charge to use the carrier’s full container, inside the marine terminal, railroad facilities or container yard, after the expiry of the free time. This charge can also apply while the container is undergoing inspection by customs, or while the cargo inside the container is being reworked for safety reasons.
What are storage charges?
Storage charges are billed directly to customers by APM Terminals after free days period.
For details, visit their website
What is Per Diem?
Per Diem is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s container (full or empty) outside the marine terminal, rail ramp or container yard.
What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal for the use of the land.
Detention and demurrage: updated payment policy
Questions about detention, demurrage, Per Diem?
Contact our Liberia 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.
The following are included on all VGM instructions:
Exporters can sign myMSC to upload the VGM.
VGM should be provided 24 hours prior vessel arrival to avoid late fees of USD25.00.
All MSC local offices provide certified scales to record and verify container weight (verified gross mass or VGM) in line with Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) regulations. VGM instructions are mandatory for all shipments for safety reasons and vessel operators can only load a container if its weight has been appropriately verified. Contact your local MSC team for more information and support.