Russia

Continuing Limited Services to/from Russia

MSC has been helping customers to ship cargo to and from Russia since 1998. Our vessels continue to call at Russian ports in compliance with applicable sanctions regimes, including regarding Russia-related cargo, entities and individuals. As of 1 March 2022, MSC has been accepting bookings only for FMH (food, medical, humanitarian) cargoes on services to and from Russia.

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LOCAL OFFICES INFORMATION

What is demurrage and storage?

What is demurrage?

Demurrage is charged to import and export clients in case units remain in their possession after the period normally or specifically allowed to stuff or respectively strip cargo.

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 Russia team.

 

Forbidden goods

Download LIST of agricultural products, raw materials and food originating in the United States, European Union, Canada, Australia, the Kingdom of Norway, Ukraine, the Republic of Albania, Montenegro, the Republic of Iceland, Principality of Liechtenstein, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and that for a period till 31.12.2022 which shall not be imported in the Russian Federation.

Download LIST of commodities which are prohibited for importation into Russia from Ukraine in accordance with Russian legislation. Importation is prohibited both if commodities are originating from Ukraine and if transiting through Ukraine.

SOLAS VGM  information

Special conditions

Maximum storage period for import cargo is 60 days or 30 days for foodstuffs. Upon expiring of this period cargo will be arrested by Customs Authority.
LCL cargoes are NOT accepted in St.Petersburg
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List of terminals 

Ports and terminals

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

 Port of Loading  Terminal 
Saint Petersburg Container terminal St.Petersburg
Novorossiysk NUTEP container terminal
Vladivostok

Vladivostok Sea container terminal (VSCT Fish Port)

 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Seroglazka

Feeder Schedule Novorossiysk Port

Feeder Schedule St.Petersburg Port

Feeder Schedule Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy

Cargo Loading

MSC's cargo handling facilities are strategically located to ensure the efficient and timely loading of goods for export and import. We also provide cargo consolidation, loading and re-loading, packing, unpacking and cross-loading services from containers to trucks.
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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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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.
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Last update: 2024-07-12T11:49:00