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Connecting France to the world

MSC has been helping customers to ship cargo to and from France since 1993. Today, with more than 20 services connecting to over 230 global routes, MSC FRANCE moves more than 800,000 TEU of cargo per year. 

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Detention and demurrage in France
What is Demurrage & Detention? 
Demurrage & Detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s full container. 

At Import 
The period of freetime starts as of the day of discharge from the vessel at terminal and ends the day of the empty container drop off. 

At Export  
The period of freetime starts as of the day of empty container release and ends the day of the commercial proforma date – ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) communicated during your booking – of selected vessel. If the loading vessel changes upon customer’s request, the application the application period begins when the empty equipment is picked-up and stops the day of loading on board vessel. 
SOLAS VGM information

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.

Government approval status

  • The French government has published since May 28th 2016 a decree with tolerance 5% inaccuracy allowed on two methods.

What to include in your VGM instructions

The following items are mandatory and must be in all VGM instructions :

  • Booking number or B/L number

  • The container number

  • The VGM in kg

  • The name of the responsible person in capital

  • letters, as electronic equivalent of the signature

 How to submit your VGM instructions

  • myMSC.com

  • EDI (via INTTRA, GT NEXUS, Cargo Smart and any other)

  • Shipping instructions signed

  • Fax, email

 Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions

  • VGM must be known to the ship-agent, at least 24 hours before physical closing of the vessel.

  • The VGM cut-off date will be mentioned on the booking confirmation. If the VGM is received later, the container will not be planned / loaded on the vessel.

 Admin Fees and costs

  • If the VGM has to be handled manually by the local agent, a local fee of 100€ per container will be applied. This also applies for VGM info added in the electronic booking.

  • If the VGM is not received before VGM closing time, container will be put on hold and all related costs like demurrage, storage, moves, plugging… will be for the account of the shipper.

  • If the VGM declaration is wrong after loading on board, a penalty will occured of 500€ per container, extracost and collateral expenses will be invoiced.

 Contact information

Email: FR147-vgm.france@msc.com
Tel: + (33) 2.32.74.68.00

Ports and terminals

PORT

TERMINAL 1

TERMINAL 2

LE HAVRE

TNMSC

TERMINAL DE L’ATLANTIQUE

FOS-SUR-MER

SEAYARD

EUROFOS

DUNKERQUE

TERMINAL DES FLANDRES

 

BREST

QR2 – MANUPORT

 

MONTOIR-DE-BRETAGNE

TMDC – TERMINAL MARCHANDISES DIVERSES ET CONTENEURS

 

ROUEN

TCMD

 

POINTE DES GALETS

TERMINAL PORT EST

 

LONGONI

LONGONI TERMINAL

 


Prohibited cargo

As per IMDG code restrictions, MSC Policy and provisions in force.  

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 France.  

  • Nationwide intermodal services 
  • Barges 
  • Trains 
  • Trucks 

Ready to get started? Contact our France team to request a quote, book or find out more about our local services.

Container Weighing (VGM)
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. 
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Last update: 2022-10-05T20:36:00