What is detention?
Detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s full container outside the marine terminal.
What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal.
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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.
What do I need to include in my VGM instructions?
You must include the following on all VGM instructions:
How can I submit my VGM instructions?
Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions
For costs of late VGM or Misdeclaration contact our team: JM754email@example.com
It is illegal to bring the following items into Jamaica:
This includes indecent and obscene prints, paintings, photographs, cinematograph films, lithographs, engravings, books, cards or written communications or any indecent or obscene articles - whether similar to the above or not - and any parcels, packages or packets having thereon, or on the cover thereof, any words, marks or designs which are grossly offensive or of an indecent or obscene character.
View the full list of prohibited and restricted items needing a permit at the following link here.
Ports and terminals
MSC operates services globally to Kingston MSC main port of operation:
|Terminal 1||Terminal 2|
|Kingston Freeport Terminal||Kingston Wharves Ltd|
Last update: 2022-09-25T06:36:00