Poland

Connecting Poland to the world

Through its network of offices and highly professional team, MSC Poland has offered excellent customer service since 1998. We have built a strong expertise in different fields such as chemicals, stone products, plastic products, household goods, furniture, tableware, white goods, forest products, foodstuff and meat. Our dedication to our clients and ability to react swiftly to their enquiries and needs are key elements in our success. MSC’s strength in Poland is underpinned by quality services, both at sea and inland, container availability and an efficient intermodal network.  

 

Agency facts:

  • Conventional long form: Republic of Poland 
  • Conventional short form: Poland
  • Government type: Parliamentary republic 
  • Capital: Warsaw 
  • Language: Polish 
  • Currency: Zloty (PLN) 
  • Time zone: GMT+1 
  • Dialing code: +48 
  • ISO code: POL 
  • Area: 312,685 sq km 
  • Population: 37,783,071 
  • Weights & measures: Metric system 

Contact our  team to request a quote, book or find out more about our local services


 

ИНФОРМАЦИЯ ОБ ОФИСАХ

Empty Containers

With all matters concerning releasing empties please contact: 

Export:

This section provides with the full list of depots and terminals in Poland, where MSC containers can be picked up empty.
All information is subject to empty equipment availability on each location, which has to be checked and confirmed by Equipment Department. 

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Possibility of releasing empty from any of our inland terminals has to be checked and agreed with Equipment Department. 

 

Import:

This section provides with the full list of depots and terminals in Poland, where MSC containers can be returned empty. 

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Enclosed possibilities and charges apply only for containers discharged in Gdynia and Gdańsk. For containers with port of discharge other than Gdynia/Gdańsk please contact MSC Poland, or MSC agent in port of discharge directly. 

Customs

At MSC, we understand how important customs clearance is in the international trade of goods. Our local experts in Poland are ready to navigate the complex customs procedures efficiently, ensuring that shipments clear customs smoothly and without delays.

Using the international experience of MSC employees around the world, we offer clearance of goods for export, import and transit. We will take care of the required border controls and release the containers for onward transportation, as quickly as possible. Your cargo will be cleared efficiently and avoiding additional costs and unforeseen problems.

Contact us: POL-customs@msc.com

Solas VGM Information 

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.

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  
  • Digital signature of the authorized signatory in all CAPITAL LETTERS

How can I submit my VGM instructions? 

  • via myMSC
  • EDI (via INTTRA; GT NEXUS; Cargo Smart)  
  •  manually via e-mail 

Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions:

  • VGM cut-off is same as Documentation cut-off
  • In case of changes in the vessel’s schedule, documentation cut-off, VGM cut-off, cargo readiness cut-off will be communicated by current procedures (on booking confirmation and via general announcements)

Questions about VGM? 
Contact our MSC Poland team

Container Weighing (VGM)

All MSC local offices provide certified scales to record and verify container weight (verified gross mass or VGM) in line with Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) regulations. VGM instructions are mandatory for all shipments for safety reasons and vessel operators can only load a container if its weight has been appropriately verified. Contact your local MSC team for more information and support. 
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Liquid Cargo

Streamline your liquid supply chain with MSC's complete fit & supply flexi-bag solution for door-to-door deliveries. Flexi-bags allow you to fill dry containers with up to 24,000 litres of liquid or non-hazardous chemicals, offering a safe, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to traditional liquid transportation methods, such as ISO tank containers.
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Fumigation

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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Data Protection and Privacy

We make every effort to protect the personal data we collect from representatives of our potential, current and former suppliers, contractors, partners (representatives, contact persons, employees) and other persons cooperating for or on behalf of MSC Poland Sp. z o.o.

Notice on the Processing of Contractors’ Personal Data will explain what personal data we collect and how it is used in accordance with Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the EU Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons in connection with the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (Official Journal of the EU L 119 of 04.05.2016, p. 1, as amended by Official Journal of the EU L 127 of 23.05.2018, p.2).

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