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Die Schweiz mit der Welt verbinden

Bei MSC Basel bieten wir zuverlässige und effiziente Versanddienste in die und aus der Schweiz und rund um den Globus.

Unsere Kunden können sich auf unser tiefgreifendes Verständnis der wichtigsten Handels- und Transportmärkte verlassen und auf unsere umfassende Erfahrung im Transport von Gütern zu Wasser, auf der Schiene und auf dem Land vertrauen. Für den weltweiten Versand steht Ihnen ein spezialisiertes Commodity Desk zur Verfügung, das sich um alle kaufmännischen und operativen Aspekte des Transports Ihrer Waren kümmert.

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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. 

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 authorised signatory in all CAPITAL LETTERS.

Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions

  •  The guidelines of the respective POL country apply, as Switzerland is a landlocked country. 
 
Prohibited cargo

Prohibited cargo

It is prohibited to import, export, and transit certain goods and products to/from Switzerland. These include, for example, protected animals and plants as well as counterfeits, weapons, and narcotics, etc.
 
Additional information is available under following link: Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (FOCBS)

 
 
 
List of Depots

Depots:

  • Basel / Birsfelden
  • Chavornay Terco 
  • Niederglatt
  • Frenkendorf
  • Geneve
 
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: 2022-07-01T01:32:00