Search schedulesGet a quote

Italy Spadoni

Connecting Italy Spadoni to the world

Spadoni Agency, based in Leghorn, has been helping customers to ship cargo to and from Italy since 1971. Today, we have over 130 employees and move cargo to and from Italy to all destinations worldwide. We also offer cross trade and inland transport services, both by truck and rail, moving thousands of TEU of cargo per year.

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

Demurrage and storage charges

What is demurrage?

Demurrage is the charge counted, after the free time expires, from discharging date until gate in empty (both included) (import) and from get out empty until loading date (both included) (export)

 

What are storage charges?

A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left inside the rail ramp or container yard (for the use of the land).

 

Questions about, demurrage or storage charges?

Contact our customer desk services

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.

 

Government approval status

  • Authority in charge: Harbor Master – PSC Officers under the supervision of ‘’Comando Generale delle Capitanerie di Porto’’

  • Tolerance +/- 3pct ,

  • Fines unless the Law violation does not constitute or represent specific or more serious crime, every irregularity in the shipping document (declaration VGM) may be considered, prosecutable, towards shipper according to article 483 penal code.

  • Inspections carried out on random basis

  • M2 according to art.4 D.D 447/2016

  • No VGM – No Gate-in (unless approved in advance by terminal involved )

 

What to include in your VGM instructions

The following items are mandatory and must be on all VGM instructions

  • Booking or Bill of Lading (BL) number 

  • Container number 

  • VGM + weight measurement unit (lbs. or kgs.) 

  • Responsible Party Name in full

  • Place and date of signature

  • Legible Signature 

 

How to submit your VGM instructions

  • myMSC (Free of Charge) 

  • EDI (via INTTRA; GT NEXUS; Cargo Smart) 

 

Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions

VGM cut-off aligned with Custom Documentation cut off

 

Admin fees and costs 

In case of discrepancy between the communicated gross mass and the actual gross mass, Carrier should any time roll over/discharge/dispose/abandon or restow the container or suspend the voyage at its sole discretion and any associated costs that will arise (including but not limited to: weigh or re-weight, additional lifts, storages, electricity, demurrages, gates charges) will be on Merchant account.

 

Recommendations

  • VGM records to be maintained till the end of the voyage but for a minimum period of 3 month

  • From terminals ( the general rule is no VGM – No Gate-in (unless agreed in with Terminal)

  • Failing the Shipper to provide to MSC Agent the VGM document, according to the IMO Resolution MSC. 380(94) dated 21/11/2014 which amended SOLAS Convention 74, sufficiently in advance of ship loading and in view to prepare and implement the ship stowage plan, the container/s would not be loaded.

 

Questions about VGM?

Contact our customer desk services 

Prohibited cargo

Prohibited cargo in Italy

For full details of prohibited cargo, please visit the following sites: 

Import regulations 

http://italy.visahq.com/customs/#!import-regulations

Export regulations 

http://italy.visahq.com/customs/#!export-regulations

List of terminals 

Ports and terminals 

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

Port of Loading
Terminal 1
Terminal 2
Terminal 3
Genova
BETTOLO CONTAINER TERMINAL
VTE
SECH
La Spezia
LSCT
 
 
Livorno
LORENZINI & C. SRL
TERMINAL DARSENA TOSCANA SRL
 
Cagliari
GRENDI CAGLIARI PORTO CANALE
 
 
Civitavecchia
Roma Terminal Container
 
 
Napoli
CONATECO
TERMINAL FLAVIO GIOIA
 
Gioia Tauro
MEDCENTER CONTAINER TERMINAL
 
 
Palermo
TERMINAL CONTAINERS PALERMO SRL
 
 
Catania
EUROPEA SERVIZI TERMINALISTICI SRL
 
 
Bari
ISTOP SPAMAT SRL
 
 
Ancona
ADRIATIC CONTAINER TERMINAL
 
 
Ravenna
TERMINAL CONTAINER RAVENNA
 
 
Venezia
TIV
 
 
Trieste
TRIESTE MARINE TERMINAL
 
 
Pozzallo
SER.M.I.
 
 
Trapani
RICCARDO SANGES & C. S.R.L.
 
 

 

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. 
Contact Us
Fumigation
Our team of in-house forestry experts enables us to provide dedicated cargo fumigation services for the seamless shipment of wood. As a specialist in log shipments, including a long track record of shipping wood to the Far East, we provide tailored support for all of our customers, including those with specific requirements due to the bark beetle infestation in Northern Europe.
Contact Us

Results not found

Last update: 2022-07-04T20:32:00