Shipment management

How many methods exist to weigh my cargo?

The shipper is obliged to verify the gross mass of the containers carrying the cargo by one of two permissible weighing methods before these containers can be loaded on a vessel.

Method 1:
Requires weighing the container after it has been packed.

Method 2:
Requires weighing all the cargo and contents of the container and adding those weights to the container’s tare weight as indicated on the door end of the container.

This method is not practical for shippers of bulk commodities like scrap, grain, etc., and it will be up to local authorities to grant permission to use this method.

VGM

How many methods exist to weigh my cargo?
The shipper needs to verify the gross mass of the containers by one of two permi...
Can I as a buyer fill in the Verified Gross Mass (VGM)?
The VGM details can only be submitted by the supplier....
Why is VGM important?
The weight - or VGM - of your cargo is important to ensure that it is properly h...
What is the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) deadline?
This deadline indicates when you should submit your VGM details at the latest....
How do I submit the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) for my container?
Once the booking is confirmed you will be required to submit your VGM details vi...
What is Verified Gross Mass (VGM)?
VGM stands for 'Verified Gross Mass'. A shipper is obliged to verify the gross m...
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