What is Container Rental?
Export or Import Container Rental (demurrage) is the charge applicable, after standard or extra free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s full container inside the marine terminal, railroad facilities or container yard and for the carrier’s full or empty container outside the marine terminal, rail ramp or container yard while with customer.
Import Container Rental charges are fees that the shipping line charges customer for not having picked up container from the terminal's facilities or depot and/or while with customer till empty container return to one of MSC terminals or depots.
Export Container Rental charges are fees that the shipping line charges customer for while with customer period or while at terminal/depot till loaded on the vessel.
What are storage charges?
A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left inside the rail ramp or container yard (for the use of the land).
Detention and demurrage: updated payment policy
Questions about detention, demurrage, Per Diem or storage charges?
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 SOLAS (Safety of Lives at Sea) regulations, all marine terminals in the Georgia are now allowed to use their certified scales to record Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of shipments.
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
Questions about VGM?
Cargo prohibited for import
Though the above items are the only ones prohibited, there are a number of goods that are heavily restricted.Cargo prohibited for export