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MSC has been helping customers to ship cargo to and from Qatar since the 1990s. Today, we are the largest shipping line in Qatar and serving 200 plus global routes. 

 

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Detention, demurrage, Per Diem and storage charges

Demurrage/Detention /Port Storage in Hamad 

What is Demurrage /Detention?

(Import) In Hamad demurrage /detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires from the date of discharge of the container till the empty is returned to carriers facility .Gate pass is issued with valid date for client to pick the cargo from terminal .Customer cannot pick the container with an expired Gate Pass .To extend the validity it is mandatory for client to settle demurrage and validate GP till the date client wishes to clear and return the empty. For demurrage and related charges/dispute /free time email -: qat-cs@msc.com and qat-docs@msc.com

To serve client better MSc Qatar introduced the online transfer system in October 2020 and client can directly arrange the bank transfer in MSC QATAR account.

What is Port Storage?

(Import) Port storage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s container (full or empty) inside the marine terminal. (Discharge from vessel till gate out from terminal)
Such charges are payable by consignee directly with terminal and MSC as a carrier is not involved.

What is Detention?

 (Export) Detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires from the date of empty release till laden unit is delivered to marine terminals cy facility. 
Detention and related charges/dispute /free time email -: qat-cs@msc.com 

What is Port Storage?

(Export) Port storage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s container (full or empty) inside the marine terminal (Gate in to load full /empty)
In case of export MSC as carrier bills the customer as per ports tariff.
Port storage related charges email: qat-cs@msc.com 

To serve client better MSc Qatar introduced the online transfer system in October 2020 and client can directly arrange the bank transfer in MSC QATAR account.


SOLAS VGM information for the USA

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, marine terminal in Hamad is allowing to use their certified scales to record Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of shipments. If found any discrepancy while inspection container will be moved to CCIA (Customs container inspection area) and customer will be forced to remove the excess cargo.


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 
· Container number 
· VGM + weight measurement unit (lbs. or kgs.) 
· Responsible Party Name 
· Signature of the authorized signatory  


How can I submit my VGM instructions?


VGM (cargo gross weight + cntr tare weight) in MYMSC.COM – SOLAS VGM option
· EDI (via INTTRA) 
· Manually (via email ) /tender customers not using MYMSC.COM
Email: qat-cs@msc.com/ qat-docs@msc.com

Guidelines for submitting VGM instructions:
72 to 48 hours prior vessel arrival.
 VGM contacts: qat-cs@msc.com/ qat-docs@msc.com

Prohibited cargo

Imports

  •  Alcoholic beverages
  • Narcotics
  • Pornographic material
  • Pork products
  • Religious books and material
    Though the above items are the only ones prohibited, there are a number of goods that are heavily restricted. For more information, see the links below.
HS Code Item
01 03 10 00   ( PURE-BRED BREEDING ANIMALS) 
01 03 91 00    (WEIGHING LESS THAN 50 KG)
01 03 92 00    (WEIGHING 50 KILOGRAMS OR MORE)
05 07 10 00    (IVORY; IVORY POWDER AND WASTE)
09 08 21 00    (NUTMEG, NEITHER CRUSHED NOR GROUND)
09 08 22 00    (NUTMEG, CRUSHED OR GROUND)
12 07 91 00    (POPPY SEEDS)
12 07 99 10    (POPPY)
12 07 99 20    (HEMP SEEDS)
12 11 30 00    (COCA LEAVES)
12 11 40 00    (POPPY STRAW)
12 11 90 20    (BLACK POPPY)
12 11 90 60    (CANNABIS)
13 02 11 00    (OPIUM)
13 02 19 10    (HASHISH)
25 24 10 00    (CROCIDOLITE)
25 24 90 00     OTHER
29 39 91 10     (COCAINE)
40 12 11 00      OF A KIND USED ON MOTOR CARS (INCLUDING STATION WAGONS AND RACING CARS)
40 12 12 00      OF A KIND USED ON BUSES OR TRUCKS
40 12 13 00      OF A KIND USED ON AIRCRAFT
40 12 19 00      OTHER
40 12 20 00      USED PNEUMATIC EXTERNAL TIRES
68 11 40 00      CONTAINS ASBESTOS
68 12 80 00      OF CROCIDOLITE
68 12 93 00      COMPRESSED ASBESTOS FIBRE JOINTING, IN SHEETS OR ROLLS
68 13 20 00      CONTAINS ASBESTOS

List of terminals 

Ports and terminals
MSC operates services to and from Hamad's Port

 

 Port of Loading  Terminal 1   Terminal 2   
 Hamad CT1  CT2