Shipment management

What is Verified Gross Mass (VGM)?

The Verified Gross Mass (VGM) is the weight of the cargo including dunnage and bracing plus the tare weight of the container carrying this cargo. SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) requires the shipper to provide VGM in a 'shipping document', either as part of the shipping instruction or in a separate communication, before vessel loading.

In our knowledge hub, we explain further why the VGM is an essential part of the shipping process to be aware of. Read more here.

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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