MSC has been helping customers to ship cargo to and from Moldova since 2012. Today, with services connecting to over 230 global routes, MSC Moldova moves more than 10,000 TEU of cargo per year.
What is detention?
Detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s full container inside the marine terminal, railroad facilities or container yard. This charge can also apply while the container is undergoing Moldovan customs inspections, or while the cargo inside the container is being reworked for safety reasons.
What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal for the use of the land.
What are storage charges?
A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left inside the container yard (for the use of the land).
Questions about detention, demurrage or storage charges?
Contact our Moldova team.
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
VGM + weight measurement unit (lbs. or kgs.)
Responsible Party Name
Digital signature of the authorized signatory in all CAPITAL LETTERS.
How can I submit my VGM instructions?
Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions
MSC prefers to receive a Shipper-Verified Gross Mass (VGM) before cargo is delivered. This helps to avoid any unexpected weighing charges being levied against the cargo at the Port of Loading, which will be billed to the Shipper of Record.
Any Shipper of Record-signed VGM will override any VGM derived at or by the terminal.
For truck delivery, the ultimate deadline for VGM submission will be 12:00 noon local time on the day of the cargo cut-off.
MSC admin fees and costs
Manual VGM Submission Fee (applies to email and inclusion on standard shipping instructions): 25 USD per container.
VGM Misdeclaration Fee: 500 USD per misdeclaration, per container.
Questions about VGM?
Contact our Moldova team.
It is illegal to bring the following items into or out of Moldova.
Used clothes and shoes
Media with immoral or seditious content
• Canticles of historical value
• Intellectual property
• Controlled drugs
• Weapon and firearms
• Plants and animals
Please note that MSC does not assume any liability in case the list of prohibited cargo is not up to date. It is the sole responsibility of the merchant to ensure that the cargo which needs to be shipped to or from Moldova is not prohibited at the time of arrival or departure.
MSC operates services to and from Moldova (landlocked) via the Ukrainian ports of Odessa and Chornomorsk as well as via the Romanian port of Constanta. Please contact MSC Moldova team in order to arrange shipments to and from Moldova.
|Port of Loading||Terminal|
|Odessa||HHLA Container Terminal Odessa (CTO)|
|Chornomorsk||Chornomorsk Fishing Port LLC|
|Constanta||Constanta South Container Terminal|
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Last update: 2022-12-06T05:44:00