Please be advised that as from the 30th October 2016, MSC will charge a Legal Administration Fee (LAF) to cover administrative expenses related to situations of damage or risk of damage to the cargo, container and/or vessel due to the Merchant’s negligence, fault or misconduct.
This fee will be charged in addition to the actual costs incurred as the result of the situation itself and its remedy.
The LAF amount will be determined based on the total extra costs incurred by MSC/MSC agents, including all taxes and charges. The basis for our invoicing being the number of containers involved in the incident/casualty,not the number of containers listed on the Bill(s) of Lading. The Carrier and its Agent are authorised to charge the Legal Administration Fee in any other legal currency locally.
The following scale will apply:
|TOTAL COSTS INCURRED BY MSC AND ITS AGENTS
|LEGAL ADMINISTRATION FEE (LEF) AMOUNT
|FOR COSTS UP TO 500 USD
|40 USD PER CONTAINER
|FOR COSTS BETWEEN 500 AND 1000 USD
|80 USD PER CONTAINER
|FOR COSTS BETWEEN 1000 AND 2000 USD
|140 USD PER CONTAINER
|FOR COSTS OVER 2000 USD
|200 USD PER CONTAINER
For further information, please contact your local MSC office.