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Abandoned Cargo


Import containers that are still under Customs control for not having been withdrawn from the port, warehouse or containers depot 30 days (15 if contain perishable goods) after free time is over.


If consignee does not show any interest in cargo, MSC Peru will start the procedure for legal abandoned cargo, sending a LETTER OF NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT 30 days (15 days in case of perishable goods) after cargo discharge.

Demurrage costs and extra costs will be borne by the shipper and responsible parties as exposed in the shipment contract.

If there is no reaction from the client (receiver of the cargo) after the LETTER OF NOTICE ABADONMENT, MSC Peru and MSC Agent at origin will decide the best viable option to return the empty container to deposit.

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