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The first MSC containers were exported from Vietnam in 2002 and at that time, MSC was represented by a third-party agent. In 2005, MSC established our own office in the country and over the years, we have grown our local presence. We now have a total of over 160 employees in three offices in major economic hubs across Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Hai Phong, and are also represented by third-party agencies in Da Nang and Quy Nhon. 

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

SOLAS VGM Vietnam
Government approval status: 
As instruction from Ministry of transportation and followed by terminal, ICD and acceptance from feeder/barge operators, terminal and main shipping lines have agreed to the following: 
  • VGM to be submitted in hard copy to terminal, ICDs by shipper at time of gate in. 
  • Terminals will apply the policy of NO VGM = NO GATE IN and NO LOAD.
  • Shippers are required to submit VGM to carrier as per carrier’s cut off.
  • Tolerance is 500Kgs for cargo less than 10 Tons and 5% over 10 tons.
  • For more information visit Ministry of Transportation website
What to include in your VGM instructions? 
  • The following items are mandatory and must be on all VGM instructions: 
  • Booking or Bill of Lading number
  • Container number
  • VGM -– Verified Gross Mass
  • Weighing Method (1 or 2)
  • Authorized person’s signatory (submitter of the VGM who are authorized to act on behalf of shipper)
  • Responsible Party (Shipper’s Name)
  • Vessel Name & Voyage 

How to submit your VGM instructions

Deadlines for sending the VGM instruction

 

 

 

 

Service Name Terminal  VGM Cut Off 
 SENTOSA (VOY.: FV***A) SSIT -VUNG TAU THU 19:00 pm
 SEAGULL SSIT -VUNG TAU Thu 17:30 pm
 SEAHORSE SSIT -VUNG TAU Tue 18:00 pm
 PERTIWI  SSIT -VUNG TAU  Mon 04:00 am
 SENTOSA (VOY.:FV***R)  SSIT -VUNG TAU  Fri 18:00 pm
 LIBERTY CMIT -VUNG TAU Thu 16:00 pm
 AMERICA CMIT -VUNG TAU Fri  22:00 pm
PEARL SERVICE  CMIT -VUNG TAU Tue 01:00 am
 LANGCO TIEN SA - DANANG Tue 06:00 am
 LANGCO  QUINHON PORT- QUINHON Mon 06:00 am
 ORCHID 1  HICT -HAIPHONG  Tue 10:00 am
 ORCHID 2  HICT -HAIPHONG Thu 10:00 am 
 SANTANA  HICT -HAIPHONG Tue 10:00 am 

 

Admin Fees and costs 

MSC strongly recommends customers to submit VGM via online submission. There are no administrative charges imposed by MSC for the moment. Should there be new information, it will be shared with you. 

Should there be any charges levied by the 3rd party or by MSC incurred because of NO VGM received timely, it will be on Shipper’s account. 

Recommendations 

It is recommended that shippers keep the VGM records for future references if required. If in doubt, always contact MSC’s local agency office. 

Contact information 

Customer Desk services: (+8428) 3636 3939

Email contact per agency: 

MSC Hochiminh: VN339-vgm.hcm@msc.com
MSC Danang: VN339-mscvndadvgmsubmit@msc.com
MSC Haiphong: VN339-mscvnhphvgmsubmit@msc.com
MSC Quinhon: VN339-mscvnuihvgmsubmit@msc.com

 

Export Local Charges
THC Vietnam (applicable to non EEA trades) 
 
New tariff effective, 15th Mar 2021 sailing date: 
  • VND 2,780,000 per 20’DV
  • VND 4,225,000 per 40’DV/HC
  • VND 4,500,000 per 45’HC
  • VND 3,200,000 per 20’Reefer
  • VND 5,550,000 per 40’Reefer
  • VND 2,800,000 per 20’ Special, in-gauge
  • VND 4,425,000 per 40’ Special, in-gauge 
EEA includes Member States of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) including their Outermost Regions(Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Reunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain)) + Norway, Liechtenstein and  Iceland 

Effective as from 1st August 2022 for all trades except China and for cargo from / to China to/from Vietnam , the effective date will be 04 August 2022.

  • VND 2,900,000 per 20’DV
  • VND 4,400,000 per 40’DV/HC
  • VND 4,815,000 per 45’HC
  • VND 3,600,000 per 20’Reefer
  • VND 5,940,000 per 40’Reefer
  • VND 3,600,000 per 20’ Special, in-gauge
  • VND 5,940,000 per 40’ Special, in-gauge 
  • VND 2,912,000 per 20’DV-DG
  • VND 4,600,000 per 40’DV/HC-DG

Pls note that other not mentioned charges remain unchanged, and all the above -mentioned rates are inclusive of tax.

Terminal Charges

Export Fees 
 Seal VND196.363

Bill of Lading (B/L) Services

Export Fees (new 8% VAT) 
BL Fee VND 864,000 
Amend BL Fee VND 756,000
 Telex Release Fee VND 392,727 
 Late SI Submission VND 490,909 
Invoice Cancellation VND 196,363 
 Switch B/L fee VND 1,030,909 

 COD fee: usd600 per BOX

Container Rent

Detention & Demurrage- Export

This is applied for loading port: Ho Chi Minh/ Vung Tau/ Quinhon/ Danang/ Haiphong
Standard free time: 
- 7 days for dry container and 5 days for reefer container combined detention and demurrage (including weekend Sat/Sun)
- Proforma (CY, ICDS) Cut off time mentioned on booking note

 
From 10th Jun, 2022 - MSC will apply below tariff:
Ctr Type Payable Days NB Free Days Type of Days 1st Period 1st Period Rate (VND) Thereafter rate (VND)
20DV(NOR) Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 382300 528000
20DV IMO Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 509700 627424
40DV(NOR) Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 764600 1056000
40DV IMO Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 892000 1129363
40HC(NOR) Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 764600 1056000
40HC IMO Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 892000 1380332
45HC Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 764600 1254848
45HC IMO Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 1121400 1380332
20SP Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 509700 672000
20SP IMO  Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 637200 752909
40SP Calendar days 7 Calendar 7 1019400 1344000
40SP IMO Calendar days 7 Calendar 7 1121400 1380332
20RE Calendar days 5 Calendar 3 1344000 1992000
20RE IMO Calendar days 5 Calendar 3 1380400 2133241
 40RE  Calendar days 5  Calendar 3  1992000 2664000
40RE IMO Calendar days 5 Calendar 3 2760700 3563767
 40HR  Calendar days 5  Calendar  2664000  3456000
   40HR IMO                                             Calendar days                                                 5                                                                            Calendar                                                 3                                                            2760700                                                                                               3563767
Payable Days NB Free Days Type of Days 1st Period 1st Period Rate (VND) Thereafter rate (VND)

*** The above charges include TAX*** 

For customers with special agreement on extended free time, applied demurrage/ detention rate when extended free time ends is the relevant tier rate as per above tariff. 
COD fee: USD600 per BOX 

Barge fee between Caimep terminals and ICDs: (Sotrans, Sotrans Long Binh (Sowatco) , Dongnai, Phuc long, Phuoc long 3, Transimex, Tanamexco, Binh Duong port) 

• VND 1,380,000/20’dv
• VND 2,760,000/40’dv & HC
• VND 3,105,000/45’
• VND 2,070,000/20' Reefer & DG
• VND 4,140,000/40' Reefer & DG
• Applicable from 15th of Oct 2021
• Rates are inclusive of TAX

 * FULL  EXPORT STORAGE CHARGE.:

+ CMIT (VUNG TAU).:

Ctr Type Payable Days NB Free Days Type of Days 1st Period 1st Period Rate (USD) Thereafter rate (USD)
20FT(20DV, 20SP)
Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 3.32
6.64
40FF(40DV,40HC,40SP)
Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 6.6 13.2
20 FT RF (20 RE, 20 HR)
Calendar Days 5 Calendar 5 6.6  13.2
40 FT RF (40 RE, 40 HR)
Calendar Days 5 Calendar 5 13.2
26.4

+ SSIT (VUNG TAU), DANANG, QUINHON:

Ctr Type Payable Days NB Free Days Type of Days 1st Period 1st Period Rate (USD) Thereafter rate (USD)
20FT(20DV, 20SP)
Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 2.22
4.44
40FF(40DV,40HC,40SP)
Calendar Days 7 Calendar 7 3.32 6.64
20 FT RF (20 RE, 20 HR)
Calendar Days 5 Calendar 5 3.3
6.6
40 FT RF (40 RE, 40 HR)
Calendar Days 5 Calendar 5 6.6
13.2

+ HAIPHONG.: TERMINAL WILL COLLECT  EXPORT CLIENTS DIRECTLY

Import Local Charges
 THC Vietnam (applicable to non EEA trades) 
*All charges are inclusive of Tax
 
Applicable from 25th March 2021 sailing date for shipments from non-EEA countries* 
  • VND 2,780,000 per 20’DV
  • VND 4,225,000 per 40’DV/HC
  • VND 4,500,000 per 45’HC
  • VND 2,800,000 per 20’ DG/Special (in-gauge)
  • VND 4,425,000 per 40’ DG/Special (in-gauge)
  • VND 3,200,000 per 20’reefer
  • VND 5,550,000 per 40’reefer 
 
THC for OOG will be case by case based on actual dimension, gross weight, POD. 
 
EEA includes Member States of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) including their Outermost Regions(Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Reunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain)) + Norway, Liechtenstein and  Iceland.
 
Cleaning fee 
  • VND 200,000 per 20’ Dry
  • VND 300,000 per 40'/45' Dry
  • VND 380,160 per 20' Reefer
  • VND 797,760 per 40' Reefer 
 
Note: 
The above rate is inclusive of Tax and effective from 17th March 2021. 
The above rate is applicable for standard commodities only. For DG, dirty, scrap/waste, please contact Import Team. 
 
Container deposit is still applicable.

Bill of Lading (B/L) Services 

Import  Fees 
 OBL/Seaway Bill Preparation USD 40/set printing OBL at POD 
 DO Fee  VND 864,000
 Container Rental Waiver VND 640,000/waiver request  

 

Container Imbalance Charge (EBS) 

For All inbound shipments from Intra-Asia and applicable ports:

  • POD Vung Tau & Ho Chi Minh (except POL: Japan): USD 50/TEU 
  • POD Haiphong: USD 100/TEU 
  • POD Da Nang: USD 25/ TEU 

Container Rent 


Effective from 02nd May 2022, based on vessel arrival date
Demurrage & Detention combined - counted from last container discharge till empty returned.
Tiered tariff starts after standard free days.
Port storage is applicable and is not covered in Demurrage & Detention combined 
 

Equipment Free Time  Tier 1 period  Tier 1 rate (VND/day)  Tier 2 period  Tier 2 rate (VND/day)  Thereafter Rate (VND/day) 
 20DV 7 Calendar Days  5 Days  504,000  7 Days  958,000  1,260,000 
 40DV/40HC 7 Calendar Days  5 Days  882,000  7 Days  1,562,000  2,897,000 
 45HC 7 Calendar Days  5 Days  1,004,000 7 Days  1,757,000  3,012,000 
 20OT/FL 7 Calendar Days  5 Days 882,000  7 Days  1,562,000  2,897,000 
 40OT/FL 7 Calendar Days  5 Days  1,130,000  7 Days  1,890,000  3,138,000 
 20RE 5 Calendar Days  3 Days  1,890,000      3,779,000 
 40RE/HR 5 Calendar Days  3 Days  2,897,000      4,409,000 
 20DV-DG  7 calendar days  5 days  628,000  7 days  1,130,000   1,381,000
 40DV/40HC-DG  7 calendar days  5 days  1,004,000  7 days  1,632,000  3,012,000 
 45HC - DG  7 calendar days  5 days  1,255,000  7 days  2,008,000 3,263,000 
 20OT/FL - DG  7 calendar days  5 days  1,004,000  7 days  1,632,000  3,012,000 
 40OT/FL -DG  7 calendar days  5 days  1,255,000  7 days  2,008,000  3,263,000
 20RE - DG  5 calendar days  3 days  2,008,000      3,891,000
 40RE/HR -DG  5 calendar days  3 days  3,012,000      4,518,000

 

Email contact per agency: 

POD: Vungtau/Hochiminh/ Danang/ Qui Nhon: VN339-MSCVNSGNIMPDOCDEPT@msc.com  
MSC Haiphong: vn339-import.haiphong@msc.com  

Late Payment Charge
Effective from 15th of April 2021, Late payment charge applied for non-credit Customer will be revised as follow: 
- Customer will have 8 days from vessel departure to settle outstanding invoices of your shipment 
- After this period, the late payment charge is applied as follows: 
From 9th to 15th date: VND 736,364 per BL. 
From 16th date onwards: late payment charge will be added another 1% on outstanding invoice amount or VND196.363 whichever is higher.
 
Terminals and Ports: CY, VGM, SI Cut-off

 Terminals and Ports; CY, VGM, SI Cut-off 

*CY, VGM, SI Cut-Off subject to changes without any notices. 

Vessel Terminal  Location  Vessel Voyage Arrival Berth  Departure ICD's COT= VGM's COT CAIMERP Terminal's COT Direct Service (SI CUT OFF) Transit Service  (SI CUT OFF)
Sentosa service SSIT  Vung Tau   FV***A FRI 19:00  SAT 15:00 THU 19:00 
FRI 17:00 
 DIRECT US: THU 9:00   
 Sentosa  service  SSIT  Vung Tau  FV***R  Sat 18:00  Mon 12:00  Fri 18:00  Sat 16:00  9:00am ETD - 2 days ( Sat )  
 Pertiwi  SSIT Vung Tau  HW***A  Mon 06:00 Tue 06:00   Sun 06:00  Mon 04:00  16:00 ETD - 1 day ( Mon )  
 Seagull  SSIT  Vung Tau  HU***A  FRI 17:30  SAT 11:30  THU 17:30  FRI 15:30 
 FRI 16:00 
 Seahorse SSIT  Vung Tau  HO***R  WED 18:00  THU 09:00  TUE 18:00   WED 16:00    WED 16:00
 Liberty  CMIT  Vung Tau   QO***E  FRI 16:00  SUN 4:00  THU 16:00 FRI 14:00  DIRECT US: THU 9:00   
 America  CMIT  Vung Tau   ***W  SAT 22:00  SUN 10:00  FRI 22:00 SAT 20:00 

DIRECT US: FRI 10:00

SAT 10:00 
 Pearl  CMIT  Vung Tau   ***N TUE 10:00   THU 10:00  TUE 01:00 TUE 20:00  DIRECT CHINA, US: MON 09:00  WED 11:59
 LANGCO TIENSA  Danang  HZ***A  TUE 11:00  TUE 23:00  TUE 06:00      MON 12:00 
 LANGCO QUINHON Quinhon  HZ***A  MON 08:00  MON 16:00  MON 06:00      SAT 10:00 
 ORCHID 1 HICT  Haiphong  HD***R  WED 20:00 THU 20:00  TUE 10:00      TUE 20:00 
 ORCHID 2 HICT   Haiphong  HD***R  FRI 10:00  SAT 00:00  THU 10:00      THU 10:00 
 Santana  HICT Haiphong   UX***A FRI 00:00  FRI 16:00 TUE 10:00    DIRECT US: WED 10:00  THU 10:00 

 

IMO Restriction Information Vietnam
Terminal Class                 
   1  8
 Vung Tau (CMIT) NO  Accepted as file   Accepted as file   Accepted as file  Accepted as file   Accepted as file    NO Accepted as file   Accepted as file  
 Vung Tau (TCTT)  NO   Accepted Accepted Accepted Accepted  Accepted, exception class 6.2  NO   Accepted Accepted 
 Vung Tau (SSIT) NO   Accepted   Accepted   Accepted   Accepted   Accepted, exception class 6.2  NO  Accepted  Accepted
 HICT NO   Accepted Accepted   Accepted   Accepted   Accepted   NO  Accepted   Accepted  
 Quihon NO  NO  NO  Accepted   NO  NO  NO  Accepted   Accepted  
 Danang  NO NO  NO  Accepted   NO  NO  NO  Accepted  Accepted 

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