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VGM Effective July 1, 2016, SOLAS requires the shipper to provide Verified Gross Mass (VGM) in a verified document before vessel loading. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the new regulation to promote maritime safety. To obtain VGM, please use one of the methods below. Method 1 Method 1 requires weighing the container after it [...]
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As the July 1, 2016, effective date for SOLAS implementation approaches, international surveys from the global shipping industry revealed some disturbing information that could lead to more troubled waters regarding new verified gross mass (VGM) declarations. The results made two things apparent about the current stage of SOLAS Implementation. One is that shippers and their intermediaries […]

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