Accuracy of cargo- and container gross weights!
As mentioned earlier this year – that as from 1st July 2016, The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) through the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requires that a packed containers’ verified gross mass (VGM) is accurately reported prior to stowage aboard a ship. Any failure to report a container’s gross mass (weight) could mean that a container is refused loading aboard the target vessel or even refused entry into the required departure port if the weight is missing from the Ports’ and/or Carriers’ systems.
For the background to this implementation please read our article from January 2016 here
Please find here also information direct from APM Terminals in Gothenburg where global weighing options are planned and advised.
G-Solutions continues to collect information for the implementation of SOLAS – VGM and where possible we will continue to bring you the latest advice.
With any questions regarding SOLAS – VGM please feel free to contact our Alexander Broström:
Or call +46 31 10 73 62