Connecting Greece to the world

MSC GREECE S.A. was founded in 1994. Within a short period of time, MSC Greece attained a leading position in the liner shipping industry in Greece, operating in all basic Greek ports (Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Volos, Heraklion).

MSC Greece also maintains the management and overview of the MSC agencies in Albania and Kosovo. Since 2016, MSC Greece has developed the Balkan Logistic Platform (BLP) promoting a flexible and customer oriented intermodal Balkan network. Since April 2018, MSC GREECE S.A. has been certified as Authorized Economic Operator Full version (AEOf).

The weekly connection with the global network of MSC, the continuous upgrade of the fleet of MSC through the incorporation of modern units and the high-quality services provided by our 250 specialized executives, guarantees the high level of quality transport services, which the Greek market seeks.

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SOLAS VGM information for Greece

What to include in your VGM instructions
Booking or Bill of Lading number
Container number
VGM + measure unit
Authorized person’s signatory (submitter of the VGM who is authorized to act on behalf of shippers)
Responsible party Name

How to submit your VGM instructions
- myMSC
- EDI (via INTTRA; GT NEXUS; Cargo Smart)
- Fax 
- E-mail
- Standard signed shipping instructions. 

Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions
24 hours prior vessels arrival AND prior entry at the terminal but not later than Thursday week, end of business.
Piraeus PCT terminal only:
Containers which have not been weighed before entry will be accepted and weighed by the terminal provided that they will enter the terminal 48 hours prior vessel’s arrival and the shipping instructions have been given by the shipper.
Admin Fees and costs
Any extra costs for obtaining or verifying the VGM will be on shippers account.  


Both PCT and PPA weigh all full containers at the time of entry, acting on behalf of the Shippers, irrespective of whether Shippers have obtained VGM of their own. A fee is charged by the Terminals per container The data acquired is dispatched via EDI to the Shipping Lines. 
In the event that the VGM obtained as per above requires for any reason verification all extra costs will be  for shippers account

The terminal is equipped with certified scale. Weighs and provides scale receipts only upon request by the Shippers.  Shippers remain responsible to provide to the Line the VGM to the Line. 

The Terminal has verified scales and may weigh containers at Shippers request. Shippers remain responsible to provide the VGM to the Line. 

Landlocked / Adjacent countries

Shipments from landlocked countries will have to follow the rules applying at the Port of Loading. 
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Government approval status
Authority in charge in Greece: Ministry of Mercantile Marine  ( , Aegean and Island Policy / Safety of Navigation Directorate.

Carregamento de Carga

As instalações de manuseio de carga da MSC estão estrategicamente localizadas para garantir o carregamento eficiente e oportuno de mercadorias para exportação e importação. Também oferecemos serviços de consolidação de carga, carregamento e recarregamento, embalagem, desembalagem e carregamento cruzado de contêineres a caminhões.

Pesagem de Contêiner (VGM)

Todos os escritórios locais da MSC fornecem balanças certificadas para registrar e verificar o peso do contêiner (massa bruta verificada ou VGM) de acordo com os regulamentos de Salvaguarda da Vida Humana no Mar (SOLAS). As instruções do VGM são obrigatórias para todas as remessas por motivos de segurança e os operadores de embarcações só podem carregar um contêiner se seu peso for devidamente verificado. Entre em contato com sua equipe MSC local para obter mais informações e suporte.


Our team of in-house forestry experts enables us to provide dedicated cargo fumigation services for the seamless shipment of wood. As a specialist in log shipments, including a long track record of shipping wood to the Far East, we provide tailored support for all of our customers, including those with specific requirements due to the bark beetle infestation in Northern Europe.
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