MSC Azerbaijan was established in 2009 and, since then, we have provided shipping and associated services to our customers within the in the Caucasus region.
What is Container Rental?
Export or Import Container Rental (demurrage) is the charge applicable, after standard or extra free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s full container inside the marine terminal, railroad facilities or container yard and for the carrier’s full or empty container outside the marine terminal, rail ramp or container yard while with customer.
Import Container Rental charges are fees that the shipping line charges customer for not having picked up container from the terminal's facilities or depot and/or while with customer till empty container return to one of MSC terminals or depots.
Export Container Rental charges are fees that the shipping line charges customer for while with customer period or while at terminal/depot till loaded on the vessel.
What are storage charges?
A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left inside the rail ramp or container yard (for the use of the land).
Detention and demurrage: updated payment policy
If no credit terms, payment of demurrage shall be performed via wire transfer before container release.
Questions about detention, demurrage, Per Diem or storage charges?
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 Georgia 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 (lbs. or kgs.)
Responsible Party Name
Digital signature of the authorized signatory in all CAPITAL LETTERS.
How can I submit my VGM instructions?
Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions
MSC prefers to receive a Shipper-Verified Gross Mass (VGM) via myMSC.com portal before cargo is delivered or right after sending BL instructions to the line.
This helps to avoid any unexpected weighing charges or delays in container planned for firstly vessel.
MSC admin fees and costs
Manual VGM Submission Fee (applies to email, and inclusion on standard shipping instructions): 25 USD per container
Late submission (after cut off): USD 50xB/L+ USD 20 /box
Wrong submission: USD 500X B/USD 30/box
Questions about VGM?
According to the standard company procedures, only the named consignee or endorsee of the Bill of Lading is entitled to take delivery of the goods. Parties acting as agents or subcontractors of the consignee must be able to provide proof of their authority to take delivery on behalf of the consignee. Therefore, an appropriate Power Of Attorney, with relevant signature circular from the manifested consignee to their agent/proxy have to be provided prior cargo releases.