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Poland

Connecting Poland to the world

Through its network of offices and highly professional team, MSC Poland has offered excellent customer service since 1998. We have built a strong expertise in different fields such as chemicals, stone products, plastic products, household goods, furniture, tableware, white goods, forest products, foodstuff and meat. Our dedication to our clients and ability to react swiftly to their enquiries and needs are key elements in our success. MSC’s strength in Poland is underpinned by quality services, both at sea and inland, container availability and an efficient intermodal network.  

 

Agency facts:

  • Conventional long form: Republic of Poland 
  • Conventional short form: Poland
  • Government type: Parliamentary republic 
  • Capital: Warsaw 
  • Language: Polish 
  • Currency: Zloty (PLN) 
  • Time zone: GMT+1 
  • Dialing code: +48 
  • ISO code: POL 
  • Area: 312,685 sq km 
  • Population: 37,783,071 
  • Weights & measures: Metric system 

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


Agencies opening hours: 08:00 – 16:30 from Monday to Friday 


National Holidays 2022: 


 DATE  DAY  HOLIDAY
 1 January Saturday  New Year's Day
 6 Jan  Thursday  Epiphany
 17 Apr  Sunday  Easter Sunday 
 18 Apr  Monday  Easter Monday
 1 May  Sunday   Labour Day
 3 May  Tuesday  Constitution Day
 5 Jun  Sunday   Whit Sunday
 16 Jun  Thursday  Corpus Christi
 15 Aug   Monday  Assumption Day
 1 Nov  Tuesday  All Saints' Day
 11 Nov  Friday  Independence Day
 25 Dec  Sunday   Christmas Day
 26 Dec   Monday  2nd Day of Christmas

 

Demurrage/Detention

EXPORT

DETENTION / DEMURRAGE - PORT/LOCATION: GDYNIA/GDAŃSK

  • Tariff rates are in EURO (per day, per container) 
  • Whenever Demurrage & Detention is combined rates from Detention Tariff will be applied (exception: special agreements) 
  • Export cancellation: the detention stops when the container is returned emptied to the assigned yard and no additional free time is granted
  • In case of free time extension, the lying costs are calculated from the Tier-group in which is included the day following the end of free time
  • Triangulation: in case of re-using container for export, import ends and export begins day after gate out full container from marine terminal in import relation 

DETENTION 

  • Validity from 15 September 2022 (triangulation date/gate-out date of empty container) until further notice 
  • Free days are calendar consecutive days from date of empty container is being picked-up at port or inland depot until gate-in date (counted) of full container at Sea Port/Terminal with complete documentation and with intention to be loaded on first available vessel

GDYNIA

GDAŃSK

DEMURRAGE 

  • Validity from 15 September 2022 (gate-in date of full container) until further notice 
  • Free days are calendar consecutive days from gate-in date of full container (counted)* until the announced sailing date. Storage and reefer cooling charges excluded

GDYNIA

GDAŃSK

 

IMPORT

DEMURRAGE - PORT/LOCATION: GDYNIA

  • Tariff rates are in EURO (per day, per container) 
  • Validity from 15 September 2022 (loading date) until further notice 
  • Free days are calendar consecutive days from date of full container discharged at port until redelivery of empty container to MSC depot (Port storage costs are excluded) 
  • In case of free time extension, the lying costs are calculated from the Tier-group in which is included the day following the end of free time
  • Triangulation: in case of re-using container for export, import ends and export begins day after gate out full container from marine terminal in import relation
 

DEMURRAGE - PORT/LOCATION: GDAŃSK

  • Tariff rates are in EURO (per day, per container)
  • Validity from 15 September 2022 (loading date) until further notice 
  • Free days are calendar consecutive days from date of full container discharged at port until redelivery of empty container to MSC depot (Port storage costs are excluded) 
  • In case of free time extension, the lying costs are calculated from the Tier-group in which is included the day following the end of free time
  • Triangulation: in case of re-using container for export, import ends and export begins day after gate out full container from marine terminal in import relation

Empty Containers

With all matters concerning releasing empties please contact: 

 

Export:

This section provides with the full list of depots and terminals in Poland, where MSC containers can be picked up empty.
All information is subject to empty equipment availability on each location, which has to be checked and confirmed by Equipment Department. 

DOWNLOAD OUR DEPOTS AND TERMINALS LIST HERE

Possibility of releasing empty from any of our inland terminals has to be checked and agreed with Equipment Department. 

Import:

This section provides with the full list of depots and terminals in Poland, where MSC containers can be returned empty. 

DOWNLOAD OUR DEPOTS AND TERMINALS LIST HERE

Enclosed possibilities and charges apply only for containers discharged in Gdynia and Gdańsk. For containers with port of discharge other than Gdynia/Gdańsk please contact MSC Poland, or MSC agent in port of discharge directly. 

Storage/Reefer Cooling

EXPORT STORAGE 

PORT/LOCATION: GDYNIA 

  • Tariff rates are in EURO (per day, per container) 
  • Validity from 15 September 2022 (gate-in date of full container) until further notice 
  • Free days are calendar consecutive days from delivery of full container to the BCT terminal until the announced sailing date

PORT/LOCATION: GDAŃSK 

  • Tariff rates are in EURO (per day, per container) 
  • Validity from 15th December 2022 (gate-in date of full container) until further notice 
  • Free days are calendar consecutive days from delivery of full container to the Baltic Hub (DCT) terminal until the announced sailing date 

    STORAGE EXPORT

    20 DV/OT/FR/RF

    40 DV/HC/OT/FR/RF/HCRF

    Free time

    7 days

    7 days

    8 - 14 days

    7.5

    15

    15 - 30 days

    15

    30

    31 - 60 days

    22.5

    45

    thereafter

    45

    90

    * Hazardous cargo in containers (IMO) - subject to surcharge of 100%


IMPORT STORAGE 

PORT/LOCATION: GDYNIA

  • Tariff rates are in EURO (per day, per container)
  • Validity from 15 September 2022 (loading date) until further notice 
  • Free days are calendar consecutive days from date of full container discharged at port until container pick up from BCT terminal 

PORT/LOCATION: GDAŃSK 

  • Tariff rates are in EURO (per day, per container) 
  • Validity from 15th November 2022 (loading date) until further notice 
  • Free days are calendar consecutive days from date of full container discharged at port until container pick up from Baltic Hub (DCT) terminal 

STORAGE IMPORT

20 DV/OT/FR/RF

40 DV/HC/OT/FR/RF/HCRF

Free time

7 days

7 days

8 - 14 days

7.5

15

15 - 30 days

15

30

31 - 60 days

22.5

45

61 - 90 days

45

90

thereafter

90

180

 

 


* Hazardous cargo in containers (IMO) - subject to surcharge of 100%

 

 

EXPORT REEFER COOLING

PORT OF LOADING: GDAŃSK / GDYNIA

Effective from December 15th 2022 (gate-in date of full container)

 

· THC for reefer containers includes:

  • Plug in/out container to Baltic Hub/BCT Terminal network
  • Cooling of the reefer container in the period starting from the day prior to the date of advised cut-off up to the date of loading on board of first available vessel

 

· If the container arrives in Baltic Hub/BCT earlier, EUR 60 will be charged for each started day in the period beginning from the day of delivery of full container up to 12:00 a.m. of the day prior to the to the date of advised cut-off.

 

Example: in case when advised cut-off is on Friday.

Gate in full on Thursday – no additional charges for cooling for customer

Gate in full on Wednesday – EUR 60/ per container

Gate in full on Tuesday – EUR 120/ per container

Etc .

 

HOT STUFFING (Gdańsk) - additional power supply (for started calendar day) - EUR 55/cntr

 

IMPORT REEFER COOLING

PORT OF DISCHARGE: GDAŃSK / GDYNIA

Effective from November 15th 2022 (loading date)

 

· THC for reefer containers includes:

  • Plug in/out container to Baltic Hub/BCT Terminal network
  • Cooling during the day of discharge of containers and next two full calendar days

 

· Afterwards EUR 60 for Reefer Cooling will be charged for Customer’s account for each started day up until the day of picking up full container from Baltic Hub/BCT

Example: container discharged on Friday.

Picked up on Monday – EUR 60/per container (1 day)

Picked up on Tuesday – EUR 120/per container (2 days)

Etc.

 

Change of Destination

Change of Destination (COD) procedure for import cargo 

COD Procedure starts at Port Of Loading (POL). 

There must be COD instruction provided by the Shipper to MSC Agency in POL. 
There must be also the full set of original BL surrendered at any MSC office. 

Then the agent in POL will send COD application to our principal and relevant transshipment port to check out operation feasibility and involved costs if possible. There must be COD costs payer clearly advised. 

Once all costs are confirmed – agent in POL will issue the manifest correction, amending port of discharge and applying COD costs. 

COD Fee is always charged - its amount depends on the port of loading.  

Restows or shifting/transshipment costs may occur - they are based on actual container's position stowed onboard. 

If new freight rate is higher than original freight rate, then new freight rate will be charged. 
If new freight rate is lower than original one, the difference will not be refunded. 

If COD costs payer is located in Poland all above mentioned costs can be collected by MSC Poland in order to make the release smooth and fast. 

Customs

Customs Clearance in Gdynia 

MSC Poland does not offer customs clearance services. Clients should refer to licensed customs brokers.

Customs Clearance in Bremerhaven

MSC Poland does not offer customs clearance services however you can familiarize yourself with the procedure for customs clearance in Bremerhaven: 
Consignee/forwarder has to inform us about forecasted customs clearance three days before mother vessel arrival and accept below mentioned costs (please contact Mr. Jacek Wirkowski at jacek.wirkowski@msc.com
Containers will be stopped in Bremerhaven.

MSC Poland have to receive written confirmation (orginal of T2L) from consignee/forwarder as soon as customs clearance has been done.

MSC Germany have to receive written confirmation (copy of T2L) from consignee/forwarder as soon as customs clearance has been done. 

Containers will be booked on next available feeder only after receipt of written confirmation that customs clearance has been completed. 

Clients have to accept below mentioned costs: 

Related to customs clearance 

Container Stop Fee - EUR 25  / container 
Storage (3 days free) * as of 4th day - EUR 25  / TEU per day 
* Storage charges counted from container discharge date till customs clearance completion (written confirmation of T2L receipt). 

Related to scanning (if any) 
Scanning organized by MSC Germany EUR 390  (handlings included) 
Import Release Fee  EUR 40 / container 
BHT reference EUR 35 
New seal (optional)  EUR 38
 
Special equipment upon request 

 

 
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.

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 authorized signatory in all CAPITAL LETTERS

How can I submit my VGM instructions? 

  • via myMSC
  • EDI (via INTTRA; GT NEXUS; Cargo Smart)  
  •  manually via e-mail 

Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions:

  • VGM cut-off is same as Documentation cut-off
  • In case of changes in the vessel’s schedule, documentation cut-off, VGM cut-off, cargo readiness cut-off will be communicated by current procedures (on booking confirmation and via general announcements)

Questions about VGM? 
Contact our MSC Poland team. 

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. 
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