MSC has been helping customers to ship cargo to and from the Bangladesh since 2007 and established its Joint Venture company in Bangladesh in 2017. Today, with more than 25 services connecting 52 global routes through feeder connectivity via Colombo, Singapore and Tanjung Pelepas.
What is detention?
Detention is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s full container inside the marine terminal, railroad facilities, container yard or customer premises.
In case of a detention dispute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (email subject: Dispute + Bill of Lading Number), describing the reasons for your dispute.
What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal for the use of the container yard.
Free time: Four (4) days from the date of common landing
Detention and demurrage: updated payment policy
The following options are available for payment:
- Bankers Cheque (upon clearance)
Questions about detention, demurrage?
Contact our email@example.com
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.
In line with SOLAS (Safety of Lives at Sea) regulations, all marine terminals in the USA are now allowed to use their certified scales to record Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of shipments.
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
VGM + weight measurement unit (kgs.)
Responsible Party Name (Shipper / Freight Forwarder / Consolidator)
How can I submit my VGM instructions?
Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions
MSC prefers to receive a Shipper-Verified Gross Mass (VGM) immediately after stuffing. This helps to avoid any unexpected weighing charges being levied against the cargo at the Bangladesh Port of Loading, which will be billed to the Shipper of Record.
All terminals in Bangladesh follow “NO VGM – NO LOAD” policy.
All rail shipments must have the VGM submitted within 24 hours of the container loading onto the feeder vessel.
MSC admin fees and costs
Late VGM Submission Fee: BDT 5000 per container.
VGM Misdeclaration Fee: Container will be held / offloaded at any port of operations during shipping. Respective port penalty clause will be applicable.
Questions about VGM?
Contact our Bangladesh team at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is IGM (Import General Manifest)?
Once before arrival of cargo at destination port, the carrier file the details of cargo arriving to such port of importing country with the Customs. From July 01, 2019, Bangladesh Customs has opted for Advance Import Manifest Submission. Deadline for Import Manifest Submission is Prior Sailing of Vessel from Last Port of Call, before coming to Bangladesh.
Mandatory information for Import General Manifest:
Place of Loading
Notify Party BIN/AIN
Place of Discharge/ Delivery
Vessel & Voyage
Container wise Weight
Total Volume [in CBM]
Container wise Quantity
IMDG Details [For DG]
Questions about IGM?
Email our Import team on email@example.com or contact your customs broker.
What is EGM (Export General Manifest)?
As a part of customs clearance formalities, the person in charge of the shipping vessel furnish the details of the consignment loaded into the vessel. This is known as Export General Manifest (EGM).
Mandatory information for Import General Manifest:
The Carrier must also include Ten data elements in their submission to EGM:
Number of packages
Name of the Shipper
Name of the Consignee
Questions about EGM?
Email our Export team on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your customs broker.
Responsibilities for all parties in submitting IGM / EGM
The carrier should submit IGM / EGM in World for direct Shipment when there is no Freight Forwarder involved.
The carrier shall assign Freight Forwarders to submit their part in World in case there’s a Freight Forwarder involved in any shipment.
What is an LOI?
An LOI (Letter of Indemnity) is required when an original Bill of Lading is lost or destroyed. It can be completed by shipper at the Port of Loading, or by the consignee at the Port of Discharge.
The LOI requires 200% of the commercial value of the cargo plus ocean freight to be guaranteed through bank.
MSC’s global LOI requirements are set out by our headquarters in Geneva. The LOI must be completed as per Geneva instructions a duplicate Bill of Lading to be issued or release the cargo without presentation of Original Bill of Lading.
Questions about Documentation procedure?
Exports from Bangladesh email@example.com
Imports to Bangladesh firstname.lastname@example.org
It is illegal to bring the following items into or out of Bangladesh.
Below items are restricted but not limited to:
IMO Class 1, 7, 5.1, 5.2, 4.1, 4.3, 2 (including all sub-class, all UN number under these IMO)
Firearms and ammunitions including sport guns and air pistols.
Any Explosive items
Police Tear Gas Canisters
Used Tyre (Commodity Code: 003211)
For POD: Mongla (BDMGL), no DG is acceptable
Absinthe (if not compliant with specific regulations)
Media with immoral or seditious content, such as child pornography
Goods prohibited in the scope of economic sanctions
Narcotics and some medication containing prohibited substances
Absinthe (or other alcohols containing Artemisia absinthium)
Items infringing trade and copyright regulations
Any other items not permitted for exports by the authority
Ports and terminals
MSC operates services to and from the following Bangladesh ports and terminals, with local teams in each location to support our customers.
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