Envíos a y desde Ghana

MSC Ghana lleva apoyando a sus clientes en el envío de carga dentro y fuera de la República de Ghana desde 2007. En la actualidad, operamos cinco servicios exclusivos que conectan 200 rutas mundiales y mueven más de 200.000 TEU al año.

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


Detention, demurrage, Per Diem and storage charges

What is detention?
Detention is the charge applicable on export containers when containers remain with customers and not returned full for export before the free days expire.

What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable when the free days expire on import containers until they are returned empty to our depot.
In case of a demurrage dispute, email (with as email subject: Dispute + Invoice Number), describing the reasons for the dispute.

SOLAS VGM information for Ghana

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.
In line with Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) regulations, we request all our export customers to provide VGM certificate before cargo is loaded. Customers use third party VGM service providers to weigh their containers.

What to include in VGM instructions

You must include the following on all VGM instructions: 

  • Booking or Bill of Lading (BL) number 
  • Container number 
  • VGM and weight measurement unit (lbs or kgs) 
  • Name of responsible party 

How to submit VGM instructions
VGM instructions should be submitted on myMSC (free of charge).

Prohibited cargo

As per general MSC rules and subject to the destination of the shipment, the following are prohibited:

  •  Fireworks, ammunition, small arms
  • Second-hand empty gas cylinders
  • Frozen turkey tails
  • Ammonium nitrate
  • Second-hand mattresses
  • Second-hand tyres (subject to the approval of MSC Ghana)
  • Used refrigerators, used fridge-freezers, used freezers and used refrigeration compressors (motors)  

In line with Ghana's obligations under the Montreal Protocol and The Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2008 (L.I.1932), the government of Ghana has completely banned the import of used refrigerators, used fridge-freezers, used freezers and used refrigeration compressors (motors). Booking agents should immediately stop accepting such cargo to Ghana (Tema and Takoradi) as MSC may be held responsible when discharging containers infringing the law.

List of terminals 

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

 Terminal Name MSC Code  Port   UNCode

Carga de la mercancía

Las instalaciones de manipulación de cargas de MSC están estratégicamente situadas para garantizar la carga eficiente y puntual de las mercancías para la exportación y la importación. También ofrecemos servicios de consolidación de carga y recarga, embalaje, desembalaje y carga cruzada de contenedores a camiones.

Pesaje de contenedores (VGM)

Todas las oficinas locales del MSC disponen de básculas certificadas para registrar y verificar el peso de los contenedores (masa bruta verificada o VGM) de acuerdo con la normativa de Seguridad de la Vida Humana en el Mar (SOLAS). Las instrucciones VGM son obligatorias para todos los envíos por razones de seguridad. Los operadores de los buques solo pueden cargar contenedores para los que se haya verificado su peso. Póngase en contacto con su equipo local de MSC para obtener más información y asistencia.

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Última actualización: 2023-03-29T01:39:00