At MSC we offer reliable and efficient shipping services to and from Ivory Coast, for a host of markets and suppliers seeking to do business in and out of the Ivory Coast. If this is the first time you’ve shipped to the Republic of Ivory Coast, be sure to take a look at our in-depth country guide, covering everything from general trade information to import and export procedures, designed to ensure the smooth transport of your goods to or from Ivory Coast.
Abidjan Terminal is the primary gateway to the Côte d'Ivoire for containers. Excellent road connections also make it a major transit point for land-locked countries such as Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
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 the Ivory Coast are now allowed to use their certified scales to record Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of shipments. Download our Ivory Coast VGM policy and terminal guidelines for more information.
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 the Ivory Coast.
Ports and terminals
MSC operates services to and from the following Ivory Coast ports and terminals, with local teams in each location to support our customers.
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Last update: 2022-12-08T02:48:00