What is detention and demurrages?
Demurrage and detention are be calculated by a fixed charge times the number of days the container was held for after the free period of 12 days.
Detention and demurrages in import are the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for not returning an empty container to MSC container yard.
Detention in export is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for not entering the container in the Marine Terminal.
What is Per Diem?
Per Diem is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s container (full or empty) outside the marine terminal, rail ramp or container yard.
What are storage charges?
A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left inside the Marine Terminal at Rades Port. Storage charges have to be settled to the Stevedoring Company STAM.
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. VGM weight of containers is performed by the local stevedoring company STAM inside Marine Terminal.
VGM has to be communicated to MSC agency before loading. No container can be loaded without VGM.
What do I need to include in my VGM instructions?
You must include the following on all VGM instructions:
How can I submit my VGM instructions?
It is illegal to bring the following items into or out of Tunisia
Ports and terminals
MSC operates services to and from the Rades Port Terminal
Last update: 2022-07-04T01:35:00