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VGM

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21 Aug 2017

It has already been more than a year since the VGM regulation came into effect.

Determine method

Carriers need a VGM for each container that will be loaded on board of a vessel. No VGM means no shipping! Every shipper needs to determine his method for calculating the VGM (Verified Gross Weight). This can be done in 2 ways, as written below.

2 Methods

Method 1: The weight of a loaded container will be verified by weighing the container on a certified and calibrated platform scale/weigh bridge.

Method 2: The weight of all separate items (goods, packing materials, stevedoring materials) and the tare weight of the container will be verified.

More information

Do you need more information about this regulation? Take a look at Practical info on our website.