A leading shipping company in Madagascar since the 1980s, MSC opened its first local office in the heart of Tamatave in 1989. Today, MSC Madagascar is headquartered in Antananarivo, one of four offices across the country staffed by 59 dedicated employees. We offer weekly sailings to and from Tamatave (main gate port) and fortnightly services via the ports of Majunga and Diégo-Suarez.
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?
To make things as easy as possible, we have provided this information by port. If you have any additive queries relating to this information, please contact your local agency who will be happy to help
Weight limits (import and export)
As per Madagascar customs’ regulation and law:
For MSC Madagascar security, the below commodities are not accepted anymore on our vessels:
Ports and terminals
Liner terms : Free in / Free out
(Origin and destination handling charges to be paid directly to terminal operator.)
|Terminal name||MSC code||Port name||UN CODE|
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