Hong Kong SAR 

Connecting Hong Kong to the world

MSC set up its office in Hong Kong in 1998. Today MSC has 13 services calling at Hong Kong on a weekly basis which connect to MSC’s global network of 230+ routes.  

  • Awards for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 Aflas Awards – Best Shipping Line, Asia - Africa
  • Awards for 2021 Aflas Awards – Best Shipping Line, Asia - Europe 

Contact our  team to request a quote, book or find out more about our local services


VGM Receiving Policy

VGM Receiving Policy

In line with SOLAS (Safety of Lives at Sea) regulations, all marine terminals in the USA are now allowed to use their certified scales to record Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of shipments. Download our USA 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:

  • 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.

How can I submit my VGM instructions?

  • myMSC (Free of Charge)
  • EDI (via INTTRA; GT NEXUS; Cargo Smart)
  • MSC in-house system - Magic-Hand


MSC administration on late VGM submission and misdeclaration

We impose Weight mis-declaration Penalty in the following cases:

  • Actual cargo weight exceeds container payload
  • VGM exceeds container payload plus tare weight
  • VGM is less than cargo weight plus container tare weight
  • Discrepancy between VGM and actual weight exceeds 5% or 1000KGS
  • Meantime, to ensure the timely declaration to relevant authorities and vessel operators, VGM Late Submission Fee is imposed in case VGM declaration after cut-off time.
  • Manual VGM Submission is not acceptable

Ports and Terminals

Ports and terminals MSC operates services to and from the following terminals, with local teams in each location to support our customers.

  • Hongkong International Terminal (HIT)
  • Modern Terminal Limited (MTL)