Coronavirus Affecting Reefer Container Operations in Manila Port

Due to the effect of the Covid-19, many ports are congested. In particular there are no more reefer plugs available in Manila port. MSC has been requested not to discharge reefers containers.

MSC has no option but to apply clause 19 of our Bill of Lading and Sea Waybill Terms and Conditions and declare end of voyage and advise you from where your container(s) may be collected.   

Please note MSC is entitled to charge to the Merchant additional freight and costs including but not limited to storage, demurrage and plugging.

We sincerely apologise for any disruption and delay your cargo may experience, if affected, and we are working as best we can in the circumstances to minimise them. 

In the meantime, we will keep you updated on further developments. 

For specific questions please contact your MSC local agent.