What is detention?
Detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s full container inside the customer warehouse.
What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal for the use of the land.
This charge can also apply while the container is undergoing customs inspections, or while the cargo inside the container is being reworked for safety reasons.
In case of a demurrage dispute, email: email@example.com - (email subject: Dispute + Invoice Number), describing the reasons for your dispute.
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, or container yard.
In case of Per Diem disputes, email: firstname.lastname@example.org - mentioning the invoice number in the email subject. Please describe the reasons for your dispute.
What are storage charges?
A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left inside the marine terminal or container yard (for the use of the land).
Detention and demurrage: updated payment policy
Please note our D & D agency collection (DECSA) will no longer accept check copies or written guarantees to release shipments from detention and demurrage hold.
The following options are available for release of shipment:
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 SOLAS (Safety of Lives at Sea) regulations, all marine terminals in Haiti are now allowed to use their certified scales to record Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of shipments. Download our Haiti VGM policy and terminal guidelines for more information.
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?
Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions
MSC admin fees and costs
It is illegal to bring the following items into or out of Haiti.
Port and terminal
MSC operates services to and from the following port and terminal, with local teams to support our customers.
|Port Au Prince||Caribbean Port Service (CPS)|
Last update: 2022-07-04T01:33:00