More Guidelines on Verified Gross Mass

Clock is ticking to 1st July 2016 when loaded containers can only be loaded on board ships after providing verified gross mass (VGM) to the carrier in advance as agreed meeting the regulatory norms of Verified Gross Mass as stipulated by the country of loading.

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Below are some industry guidelines on Verified Gross Mass

U.K. Maritime and Coast Guard Agency

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-534-mf-guidance-on-the-implementation-of-the-solas-vi-regulation-2-amendment-requiring-the-verification-of-the-gross-mass-of-packed-containers

India

http://www.dgshipping.gov.in/writereaddata/ShippingNotices/201605110435420791574ms_notice4_2016.pdf

United States Coast Guard

http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/tag/verified-gross-mass/

World Shipping Council

http://www.worldshipping.org/industry-issues/safety/cargo-weight

European Chemical Industry Council + Freight Forwarding Trade Association

http://www.cefic.org/Documents/IndustrySupport/Transport-and-Logistics/Best%20Practice%20Guidelines%20-%20General%20Guidelines/Joint-Industry-Guidance-Mandatory-Weighing-of-Containers-Cefic-ESC-CLECAT-GSF.pdf

Others

http://www.worldshipping.org/industry-issues/safety/faqs

http://www.ttclub.com/loss-prevention/publications/container-weighing/

http://ichca.com/container-weighing

 

Maersk Line

http://www.maerskline.com/en-us/shipping-services/verfied-gross-mass

https://youtu.be/96z0GNBXlq4

CMA CGM

http://www.cma-cgm.com/products-services/verified-gross-mass

Hapag Lloyd

https://www.hapag-lloyd.com/en/news/news_page_46930.html

UASC

MSC

https://www.msc.com/che/press/press-releases/2016-march/msc-and-inttra-enter-into-a-new-digital-partnershi

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