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Connecting Sweden to the world

MSC has been helping customers ship their cargo to and from Sweden since 1999. Today, with a direct mainline service 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
What is detention?
Detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s full container inside the marine terminal, railroad facilities or container yard. This charge can also apply while the container is undergoing US customs inspections, or while the cargo inside the container is being reworked for safety reasons.   

What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal for the use of the land. 
In case of a demurrage dispute, email US038-nydetention@msc.com (email subject: Dispute + Invoice Number), describing the reasons for your dispute. 
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.  
In case of Per Diem disputes, email US038-PerdiemDisputes@msc.com, mentioning the invoice number in the email subject. Please describe the reasons for your dispute in accordance with terms of the UIIA: https://www.uiia.org 
Our dispute team will come back to you within 48 business hours.

What are storage charges?
A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left inside the rail ramp or container yard (for the use of the land).
Paying detention and demurrage charges through E-Pay 
To pay by credit card, log onto https://e-pay.mymsc.com/iPayment/ and enter your invoice number (not BL or CNTR number). You can then add it to the cart and proceed with the payment. Both you and our Demurrage/Detention group (team?) will receive the payment confirmation. We will then proceed with the release and will notify you accordingly. So, in this case, you do not need to email 

Detention and demurrage: updated payment policy 
Please note that DDP Department will no longer accept check copies or written guarantees to release shipments from Detention and Demurrage hold. 
The following options are available for release of shipment: 
· For immediate release, payment must be submitted via credit card. 
· If the payment cannot be done by credit card, payment by cheque or ACH is acceptable. However, the shipment will be released ONLY after funds clear. 
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. 


Questions about VGM?

Contact our Swedish team.


Prohibited cargo

Cargo types must be checked separately for safe acceptance.

List of terminals 

Ports and terminals

MSC operates services to and from the following Swedish ports and terminals, with local team to support our customers. 


 Port of Loading  Terminal
Gothenburg APM Terminals 
Gavle Yilport Container Terminal 
Halmstad Halmstad Container Terminal 
Helsingborg  West Harbour 
Norrkoping Pampus Container Terminal 
Pitea Shorelink Terminal
Skelleftea  Shorelink Terminal 
Stockholm Hutchinsons Port 
Ahus Ahus Container Terminal 
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: 2022-10-05T01:39:00