MSC Denmark was established in 1995 and has become a market-leading brand within the industry, both in Denmark and worldwide.
Container depots owned by MSC's logistics arm, MEDLOG, were opened in Aarhus and Copenhagen in 2019 and 2020. This was part of the company’s strategy to offer our customers reliable, easy and fast access to a wide range of equipment.
Our aim is to offer industry-leading, end-to-end tailored logistic solutions – cooperating with some of the best providers within their fields, such as trucking companies and providers of customs services.
Demurrage & Detention – What is it?
Demurrage/detention also known as container rent. This is the charge the ocean carrier charges their customers for rental and usage of the containers after advised free days expires (inside and outside the port area).
Storage – What is it?
Storage is quay rent at the terminal. The terminal operator charges the ocean carrier for using their yard to store full containers. This charge is passed on from the ocean carrier to the customers after free days expires.
Government approval status
The new regulation will be enforced globally, but countries can issue their own guidelines based on the SOLAS requirement.
Weight tolerance is widely considered as 2-5%, but Danish Maritime Authority have indicated a grace period from 01. July 2016 until end June 2017 where +/- 1000 kgs is accepted.
Danish Maritime Authority will also be handling any checks and issuing fines if found applicable.
With regards to gates procedures (acceptance gate in without VGM), this will be possible. But the legislation that no container will be loaded onboard the vessel unless VGM is confirmed.
What to include in your VGM instructions
The following items are mandatory and must be on all VGM instructions:
Booking or Bill of Lading number
VGM + unit
Authorized person’s signatory (submitter of the VGM who may be authorized to act on behalf of shippers
Responsible party Name
How to submit your VGM instructions
Manually or via EDI (via INTTRA, GT NEXUS)
Via email to email@example.com separate or in a signed shipping instruction, please note that the VGM by email must allow copy functionality from the document, otherwise VGM cannot be approved.
Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions
Any change in VGM cut-off deadline, will be communicated on our booking confirmation, when/if they will be different from current documentation cut off.
Admin Fees and costs
Any costs related to customer’s failure to provide VGM data within specified deadlines (including but not limited to port storage, demurrage, container etc.) will be for the account of customer.
MSC Local agency should be informed in advance of the appointment of 3rd parties to provide VGM.
MSC Denmark A/S, 31C, 8210 Aarhus V
Ph: 8620 3900 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tailored Trucking solutions
Tailored Rail solutions
Various customs documents
Digital Solutions (EBL, , Smart containers, )
For comprehensive guidelines please visit Danish customs homepage here: https://skat.dk/data.aspx?oid=2323645
Ports and terminalsMSC operates services to and from the following Danish ports and terminals.
|Aarhus (DKAAR)||APM Terminals|
|Copenhagen (DKCPH)||Copenhagen Malmo Port|
|Fredericia (DKFRC)||Fredericia Container Terminal|
|Skagen (DKSKA)||Skagen Container Terminal|
|Kalundborg (DKKAL)||APM Terminals|
Ready to get started? Contact our Danish Team request a quote, book or find out more about our local services.
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Finance department: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last update: 2022-06-24T01:33:00