MSC has been helping customers to ship cargo to and from Pakistan for years. Today, with more than 40 services connecting 200 global routes, we are proud to say that we are a market leader, moving cargo across 200 global routes.
You can find local information about terminal charges, storage, demurrage and documentation services, in All Pakistan Oncarraige.
To make things as easy as possible, we have provided this information in details. If you have any queries relating to this information, please contact your local agency who will be happy to help.
For more information you can check the following:
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 or container yard.
What is demurrage?
Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal for the use of the land.
What is Per Diem?
Per Diem is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s container (full or empty) outside the marine terminal, rail ramp or container yard.
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.
Government approval status
What to include in your VGM instructions
The following items are mandatory and must be on all VGM instructions.
How to submit your VGM instructions
Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions
VGM cut-off will be separately advised by MSC Pakistan for each vessel.
VGM cut-off different from Documentation & container cut off.
Admin Fees and costs
Customer Desk services
MSC contact person
It is illegal to bring the following items into or out of Pakistan
There are a number of other restrictions in place. To find out more, click the link below.
To view a full list of prohibited and restricted items please visit the links below:
Procedures and formalities
Import and export regulations
Ports and terminals
MSC operates services to and from the following ports and terminals in Pakistan, with local teams in each location to support our customers.
|Port of Loading||Terminal 1|
|Port Muhammad Bin Qasim||Qasim International Container Terminal|
|Karachi||Pakistan International Container Terminal|