World Shipping Council guidelines for Implementing the SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement.World Shipping Council - SOLAS VGM Industry FAQs.International Maritime Organization (IMO): Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) VGM Guidelines.
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 became 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 “VGM” (Verified Gross Mass) requirements impact the communication, infrastructure and processes of all participants in the supply chain. OceanAir Group team is prepared to have efficient and reliable global communication standards and processes in place.