What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires for use of units as warehouse while on terminal or with customer:
Import: From the end of the free time till empty unit is returned
Export: from empty unit pick-up until full unit loaded on nominated vessel
In case of a demurrage dispute, email SVNemail@example.com subject: Dispute + Invoice Number), describing the reasons for your dispute.
What are storage charges?
A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left on the terminal (for the use of the land).
Questions about demurrage or storage charges?
Contact our Slovenia team.
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.
Port of Koper is operating on principle “No VGM – No Entry” on marine terminal. With this it is possible to perform VGM procedure before entry to marine terminal upon special request.
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
VGM + weight measurement unit (lbs. or kgs.)
Responsible Party Name
Digital signature of the authorized signatory in all CAPITAL LETTERS.
How can I submit my VGM instructions?
Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions
MSC prefers to receive a Shipper-Verified Gross Mass (VGM) before cargo is delivered. This helps to avoid any unexpected weighing charges being levied against the cargo at the port of Koper, which will be billed to the Shipper of Record.
The policy in place in port of Koper is “NO VGM – No GATE”
MSC admin fees and costs
Manual VGM Submission Fee (applies to email and inclusion on standard shipping instructions): 30 EUR per container.
Late VGM Submission Fee: 30 EUR per container.
VGM Misdeclaration Fee: 30 EUR per misdeclaration, per container.
Weighting per request per unit Fee: 60 EUR
Questions about VGM?
Contact our Slovenia team.
Imports and Export
Goods prohibited in the scope of economic sanctions, all Cuban-made articles or merchandise from Iran, Myanmar or Sudan
Items infringing trade and copyright regulations
Endangered species that have not been outlined by CITES. To view the full list, visit the dedicated CITES page.
Special Attention required:
Cigarettes – all kind
Alcohol – all kind
Narcotics and some medication containing prohibited substances
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