MSC has been helping customers to ship cargo to and from Ecuador since 1996. Today, the company stands for 100 employees, 2 offices, 2 ports of call and 6 weekly sailings.
What is detention?
Detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s container while in shippers’ hands before the full container is gated in the port of loading.
What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carriers container while in consignee’s hands until the empty containers has been delivered in the carrier’s authorized depot
What are storage charges?
A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers (for the use of the land). This is directly invoiced by the terminals MSC is not involved whatsoever.
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 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:
How can I submit my VGM instructions?
Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions
MSC admin fees and costs
It is illegal to bring the following items into or out of Ecuador.
According to new customs regulation, for all Ecuadorian that returns to Ecuador, the import of vehicles are allowed if they are part of household goods for domestic use only, which with an EXW value of US$23,160 and a cylinder capacity no larger than 3,000 cubic cm. Manufacturing date could be up to 5 years before the date of import. The vehicle must be shipped together with others household goods and personal effects.
The importation of motor vehicles and other land vehicles is permitted, if they are new and their model year corresponds to the year in which they are imported or to the year following the import. The model will be verified by the vehicle identification number. (Comex Resolution # 51)
IF above is not respected the containers WILL NOT BE DISCHARGED AT Guayaquil AND ALL EXTRA CHARGES INCURRED WILL BE FOR MANIFESTING AGENT'S ACCOUNT.
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Last update: 12/07/2022