With offices in Harare and Bulawayo and an unrivalled global network, we help connect Zimbabwe’s businesses to the world. Whatever you need to ship, we have the local and global expertise needed to get it to its destination on time wherever in the world that happens to be. From our container depot in Harare’s industrial area, our road and rail network connects you via the ports of Beira in Mozambique and Durban in South Africa. From here, the rest of the world is just a short hop away. MSC Zimbabwe was established in 1981.
Fully digitalised, we connect to MSC's worldwide computer network so Zimbabwean exporters and importers can manage their shipments online. In 2001, we opened a dedicated empty container depot in Harare's Industrial Area. The MSC Container Depot facilitates the fast and smooth release of equipment to shippers and delivery of empty containers to customers in Zimbabwe. In addition to convenient road access for trucks, Zimbabwe also offers direct rail links to and from Beira and Durban.
Our strengths and features MSC is the only line in Zimbabwe to:
● Own and run a container depot
● Have self-owned offices
● Provide reliable landside delivery by rail and road
● Offer a full package of services from customs clearance, import and export road and rail carrier haulage, door collections and delivery
● Be linked globally through gateway ports to destinations across the globe
● Offer customs clearing services for both imports and exports
● Facilitate the release of containers in both Harare and Bulawayo. We look forward to providing you with second-to-none transportation solutions!
Demurrage and storage charges
What is demurrage? Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal, port and or at the bonded warehouse for the use of MSC equipment.
Please contact MSC Zimbabwe for current demurrage tariffs: email: email@example.com
What is storage?
A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left inside the rail ramp / container yard (for the use of the land). Demurrage and storage charges must be paid by bank transfer.
MSC Zimbabwe does not handle cash.
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, all marine terminals are now allowed to use their certified scales to record shipment VGM in case of any doubt regarding customer submissions.
What to include in VGM instructions
You must include the following on all VGM instructions:
How to submit VGM instructions
Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions
Restricted and Prohibited Goods into ZIMBABWE.
Ports and main destinations
MSC ZIMBABWE is serviced by two major Ports.
Last update: 09/28/2022