Verified Gross Mass (VGM)
22 March, 2016
Effective from 1st July 2016, with the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) amendment covering container weighing regulations, a packed container will no longer be allowed to be loaded on board vessels unless its Verified Gross Mass (VGM) has been provided by the shipper to the ocean carriers and/or port terminal representatives prior to the load list cut-off date.

If the VGM information is not shared in time by the Shipper, then the containers will not be loaded on board the vessel- with no exception.

Information on the legislation can be found on http://www.worldshipping.org/industry-issues/safety/cargo-weight

For more information, pleasecontact with our local agents.


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