The first MSC agency in Mozambique was founded in 1995. Since then, MSC Mozambique has expanded to cover the country’s three main ports of Maputo, Beira and Nacala. Today, we have more than 130 employees based in our offices in Maputo, Beira and Nacala, in addition to our depot and warehouse in Beira.
We offer global network coverage as well as local market knowledge. Our services further extend along the logistic corridors to the neighbouring countries of Malawi, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through the work of our dedicated teams of experts and the support of our valued clients, MSC has become the leading container shipping line in the country and a dominant force on the inland transportation corridors that connect Mozambican ports to the region.
MSC Mozambique Awards
Import container release
All import container releases are subject to a container deposit as outlined in MSC Mozambique’s Local Charges Tariff Book.
This deposit is charged to limit the agency's liability over import containers. The container deposit will be fully refunded once the empty container is returned in good condition to the line’s stock and after all outstanding amounts related to the importer’s account are settled.
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 Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) regulations, all marine terminals in Mozambique are now allowed to use their certified scales to record shipment VGM.
What to include in VGM instructions?
You must include the following on all VGM instructions:
How to submit VGM instructions?
Deadlines for sending VGM declaration
The shipper must submit the VGM declarations to MSC 48 hours before ETA of the vessel.
Questions about VGM?
Contact our Mozambique team:
MSC Maputo /Marcelino Buanaique Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MSC Beira /Joao Paulo Portela (joao.portela@ msc.com)
MSC Nacala /Simon Kanjanga (email@example.com)
It is illegal to bring the following items into to Mozambique.
Certain gases as specified below:
Left-hand drive vehicles used for commercial purposes. ‘Commercial purposes’ has been defined as:
View the full list of prohibited and restricted goods for more information on below link.
Ports and terminals
MSC operates services from the following Mozambique ports and terminals, with local teams in each location to support our customers.
|Port of Loading||Terminal 1||Port Code|
|Beira||Cornelder de Mozambique||MZBEW|
|Nacala||CFM - Norte||MZMNC|