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Mediterranean Shipping Company, is a global shipping and logistics company, calling Port-Louis since 1981. 

Over the years, the volume of goods handled by MSC in Port Louis has grown up.

Currently MSC is the largest shipping Line in Port Louis, offering various reliable and efficient shipping services to and from Port Louis.

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Payment options

We encourage customers to make payments via bank transfer.

Bank account details are printed on MSC Invoices.

When making bank transfers, we recommend indicating the BL number/Invoice number in their payment instructions to the bank.


SOLAS VGM information for Mauritius

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, Port Louis terminal is now allowed to use their certified scales to record shipment VGM.  

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 and weight measurement unit (kgs.)
Responsible Party Name
Digital signature of the authorised signatory in all CAPITAL LETTERS.

How can I submit my VGM instructions?
myMSC (Free of Charge)

Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions
MSC prefers to receive a Shipper-Verified Gross Mass (VGM) before planning containers on the vessel. This helps to be sure that VGM details are well submitted before loading containers. 
The ultimate deadline for VGM submission is three days before vessel arrival. 

Prohibited cargo

Mauritius Customs: CUSTOMS - Mauritius Revenue Authority. 

● A list of prohibited goods for importation into Mauritius can be found on the above website.


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.

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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