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.
With all matters concerning releasing empties please contact:
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.
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.
Change of Destination (COD) procedure for import cargo
COD Procedure starts at Port Of Loading (POL).
There must be COD instruction provided by the Shipper to MSC Agency in POL.
There must be also the full set of original BL surrendered at any MSC office.
Then the agent in POL will send COD application to our principal and relevant transshipment port to check out operation feasibility and involved costs if possible. There must be COD costs payer clearly advised.
Once all costs are confirmed – agent in POL will issue the manifest correction, amending port of discharge and applying COD costs.
COD Fee is always charged - its amount depends on the port of loading.
Restows or shifting/transshipment costs may occur - they are based on actual container's position stowed onboard.
If new freight rate is higher than original freight rate, then new freight rate will be charged.
If new freight rate is lower than original one, the difference will not be refunded.
If COD costs payer is located in Poland all above mentioned costs can be collected by MSC Poland in order to make the release smooth and fast.
Customs Clearance in Gdynia
MSC Poland does not offer customs clearance services. Clients should refer to licensed customs brokers.
Customs Clearance in Bremerhaven
MSC Poland does not offer customs clearance services however you can familiarize yourself with the procedure for customs clearance in Bremerhaven:
Consignee/forwarder has to inform us about forecasted customs clearance three days before mother vessel arrival and accept below mentioned costs (please contact Mr. Jacek Wirkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Containers will be stopped in Bremerhaven.
MSC Poland have to receive written confirmation (orginal of T2L) from consignee/forwarder as soon as customs clearance has been done.
MSC Germany have to receive written confirmation (copy of T2L) from consignee/forwarder as soon as customs clearance has been done.
Containers will be booked on next available feeder only after receipt of written confirmation that customs clearance has been completed.
Clients have to accept below mentioned costs:
Related to customs clearance
Container Stop Fee - EUR 25 / container
Storage (3 days free) * as of 4th day - EUR 25 / TEU per day
* Storage charges counted from container discharge date till customs clearance completion (written confirmation of T2L receipt).
Related to scanning (if any)
Scanning organized by MSC Germany EUR 390 (handlings included)
Import Release Fee EUR 40 / container
BHT reference EUR 35
New seal (optional) EUR 38
Special equipment upon request
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:
How can I submit my VGM instructions?
Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions:
Questions about VGM?
Contact our MSC Poland team.
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