SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) – VGM (Verified Gross Mass) = Total Weight of Cargo, Loading Aids, Dunnage and Tare of Container to become effective July1st, 2016

Major incidents and accidents, resulting from overweight containers, have prompted the international shipping community to take action in order to prevent incorrect weight declarations. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in collaboration with industry representatives has, therefore, adopted specific rules as part of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention.

The so-called “VGM” (Verified Gross Mass”) requirements will impact the communication, infrastructure and processes of all participants in the supply chain. The time for having the “VGM” methodologies and requirements implemented is short and Kuehne + Nagel is closely cooperating with its partner carriers and e-commerce hubs in order to have efficient and reliable global communication standards and processes in place.

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Announcements from Kuehne + Nagel

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Helping shippers comply with SOLAS required VGM data

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20.06.2016

Kuehne + Nagel VGM Portal Userguide

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533KB

23.06.2016

 

 

 

Related Documents

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VGM Weighing Service Contract Draft

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2,023KB

06.07.2016

VGM Weighing Service Contract Appendix

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1,004KB

06.07.2016

VGM Manual Entry Template

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487KB

06.07.2016

 

 

 

New Dock Receipts

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Dock Receipt Form at Nagoya CFS

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147KB

23.06.2016

Dock Receipt Form at Osaka / Kobe CFS

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23.06.2016

Dock Receipt Form at Osaka / Kobe CFS (For USA)

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23.06.2016

Dock Receipt Form at Tokyo / Yokohama CFS

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148KB

23.06.2016

Dock Receipt Form at Tokyo / Yokohama CFS (For USA)

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23.06.2016