Last up to date Messina news


(Nov 11, 2019, 12:45:50 PM GMT+1)


In order to comply with a new IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Regulation, all operated vessels around the globe are obliged to use the new marine fuel in which content 

is limited to 0,5 % of Sulphur.

The new IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Regulation impacts the global shipping industry and shipping costs are set to increase worldwide.


Ignazio Messina line as from 1st December 2019, will start to apply the new bunker adjustment factor (NBAF) based on the following formula:


Line Factor will be calculated separately for each different trade



Therefore all in rates will be splitted as follows: basic rates + new bunker adjustment factor

NBAF for December will consider the October average cost for VLSFO (Very Low Sulphur Oil)

NBAF will be updated on a monthly basis.


Please contact your local IM office/agent for any questions you may have.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.

(April 16, 2020)


The Covid 19 pandemic and the challenges we are all facing in managing the supply chain, are causing significant increased and unforeseeable costs.
Under the prevailing circumstances and uncertainties in order to keep our operations and services up and running, we decided to maintain our current NBAF levels until further notice.
Ignazio Messina will continue to review the situation and hope the situation will normalize in the coming months.

Thank you very much for your understanding.
Messina Line

Port Contribution Surcharge to Lybian ports
(April 6, 2020)

PSUS surcharge


Please be informed that due to the current port situation in Lybia our Company decided to implement a Port Contribution surcharge, which will be applied from all POLs to Lybian ports  .


The Port Contribution surcharge (PSUS) amounts to € 100/TEU (or $ 100/TEU) and is valid with immediate effect.

(October 18, 2019)

Change of base rates

Valued Customers,

effective from MS Jolly Diamante voy. 417 and Jolly Vanadio voy. 419 departures, there will be a change of base rates from West Med to South East Africa and Middle East Africa destinations.

Please contact your Messinaline's local office for further information.


(July 4, 2019)


Due to the recent incidents in the Strait of Hormuz and the related significant increasing of insurance costs in the Middle East Gulf region, our Company is forced to implement an EMERGENCY WAR RISK SURCHARGE which will be applied with immediate effect as follows:  


From and To UAE, Oman, Bahrein, Saudi Arabia (Dammam + Jubail), Kuwait, Iraq

Containers : USD 55/TEU

RORO : USD 3/WM (with a minimum of USD 100/unit)


From and To Iran

Containers : EURO 100/TEU

(April 30, 2019)

Resumed service

We are glad to inform that effective from 10th May 2019 our Service to Aden will be resumed, exclusively for non restricted commodity (containers only) .

Middle East Dept. will remain at disposal for any clarification .

War risk fee to Lybian ports
(April 23, 2019)

War risk fee to Lybian ports

Due to the current unstable situation in Lybia our Company decided to implement an Emergency War Risk surcharge which will be applied from all the ports of the Mediterranean area to the Lybian ports  .


The War Risk surcharge (WS) amounts to € 50/TEU (or $ 60/TEU) and is valid with immediate effect and until further notice.


Genoa Important notice
(August 17, 2018)

Genoa Logistics update

Our company expresses its deep and sincere sympathy to the families of all the victims involved in the tragic accident of the last 14th August.

Even in such a dramatic moment for our city, we immediately took action in cooperating with all Institutions and Authorities in charge in order to identify the best logistics solutions and allow operativity continuation for the Port of Genoa, with the clear target to ensure the full efficiency of our services.

For what concerns road connections, solutions have already been found and will be implemented very soon; for what concerns rail lines, awaiting their restoration expected within the next 15/20 days, we will guarantee connections by truck maintaining economic conditions unchanged (intermodal) to/from our IMT Terminal in Genoa, which we confirm is fully operational and flexible.

All our staff is at your complete disposal for any further information you may need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,
Ignazio Messina & C.

(June 26, 2018)

New demurrage tariff and clauses

Please note that effective from  m/v Jolly Vanadio voy 301,  container demurrage tariffs  to Iranian ports will change as follows:

a)     BOX   & HC CNTRS:
First 10 days are FREE
From 11th-20th day IRR 210,000/20’ & IRR 420,000/40’
From 21st-30th day IRR 290,000/20’ & IRR 580,000/40’
From 31st-40th day IRR 500,000/20’ & IRR 1,000,000/40’
41st day onwards IRR 800,000/20’ & 1,600,000/40’

CONTAINER DEPOSIT:  20' IRR 160,000,000   40' IRR 320,000,000

b)      OT, FLT, PLT CNTRS:
First 10 days are FREE
From 11th-20th day IRR 420,000/20’ & IRR 820,000/40’
From 21st-30th day IRR 580,000/20’ & IRR 1,160,000/40’
From 31st-40th day IRR 1,000,000/20’ & IRR 2,000,000/40’
41st day onwards IRR 1,600,000/20’ & 3,200,000/40’

CONTAINER DEPOSIT:  20' IRR 320,000,000      40' IRR 640,000,000

Emergency Fuel Surcharge
(June 7, 2018)

Emergency Fuel Surcharge

The shipping fuel has become increasingly costly, as global crude oil prices have returned to peaks not reached since almost five years: therefore with immediate effect, due to the increase in bunker price, we have decided to introduce an Emergency Fuel Surcharge (EFS) involving all our Service Line Areas: 

East South Africa Line: 

  • from Northern Europe and West Med (POL Antwerp, Setubal/Lisbon, Leixoes, Barcelona, Castellon, Marseille, Genoa, Salerno, Piraeus) to South East Africa destinations (POD Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Mogadishu, Nacala, Beira, Maputo, Durban, Cape Town) as follows:

     Containers: USD 55/teu 
     Roro: USD 5/wm 

     First vessel: Jolly Cristallo 297 ETS Castellon 03/06/2018 
     BL date: 01/06/2018 
     Item: EFS 

     Validity: until further notice. 

  • from Mombasa & Dar Es Salaam to all destinations:

     Containers: USD 55/teu 

     Roro: USD 5/wm (to be applied on cars also) 

     First vessel: Jolly Quarzo 223 ETA Dar Es Salaam 10/06/2018 - ETA Mombasa 12/06/2018 
     BL date: 01/06/2018 
     Item: EFS 

     Validity: until further notice 

  • from Cape Town, Durban, Maputo, Nacala & Beira to all destinations:

     Containers: USD 55/teu 
     Roro: USD 5/wm (to be applied on cars also) - 

     First vessel: Jolly Diamante eta Durban 21/06 
     Item: EFS 

     Validity: until further notice. 

West Africa Line: 

  • from West Med to West Africa:

      Euro 40/Teu to be applied to any traffic 

     Effective from/v Calais Trader voy 276, ETS Genoa 7/6/18 

Mediterranean Line : 

  • from West Med to Medit POD:

   Containters:                        Euro 25/teu 
   Industrial Vehicles:              Euro 10 x l.m. 
   Cars:                                  Euro 30/unit 

   Effective from: 
    Libya, Malta and Lebanon:             m/v Miro voy.300 ETS Naples 13/06/18 
    Egypt and Turkey:                         m/v Jolly Cristallo voy. 297 ETS Genoa 09/06/18 
    Algeria.                                         m/v HH East voy. 298 ETS Genoa 15/06/18 
    Tunisia:                                        we'll return to this matter ASAP 


  • Outward POL from the Medit Area :

West African Destinations:                         Usd 50/teu 
East/South African Destinations:                Usd 50/teu 
Red Sea/Gulf Destinations:                        Usd 50/teu 
Intra-Med Destinations:                              Usd 15/teu 

Rolling cargo:                                            Usd   5 w/m 
Cars:                                                        Usd 30 x unit 

Effective from: 
    Outward from Tunis:                 m/v Zeran 302 ETS Tunis 13/06/18 
    Outward from Algers:               m/v HH East 298 ETS Algers 22/06/18 
    Outward from Mersin:               m/v Jolly Cristallo voy. 297 ETS Mersin 17/06/18 
    Outward from Alexandria:          m/v Jolly Cristallo voy. 297 ETS Alexandria 15/06/18 
    Outward from Libya:                 m/v Miro voy. 300 ETS Misurata  20/06/18 
    Outward from Beirut:                m/v Miro voy. 300 ETS Beirut  25/06/18 


Middle East Africa Line

  • from Aqaba, Jeddah, Port Sudan, Djibouti, Massawa, Uae, Iranian ports,  Upper Gulf,  India, Pakistan ports,  to all destinations  :


  • Containers: USD 50/teu   - euro  50 /teu 

    Roro: USD 5/wm - euro  5 w /m 
    cars: usd  75 /unit - euro  75 /unit

    Item: EFS 


Effective from  15.06.2018 - Gulf Service  m/v J. Vanadio Voy. 301r   - Jeddah mv J. Quarzo Voy. 223 r )

  • Validity: until further notice.

    We remind that this application must be always applied also for the special commitments in force (Only Sabic/Natpet/ESL excluded ) - eventual exemption to be authorized by Head Office only

Service to Nigeria
(December 27, 2017)

Palletization of Container Cargo

According to the recent resolution issued by Nigerian Federal Ministry of Finance, as from 01/01/2018 all containerized import cargoes destined to Nigeria from any port of loading will have to be palletized .
Any non-compliance with this rule will lead to the reshipment of the container and a penalty charged to the responsible parties.


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