New rules for container weighing

As per 1 July, all containers must display a Verified Gross Mass before being loaded

04 May 2016 08:28

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a new container weight verification requirement as per 1 July. It states that vessel owners can only load containers with shipper-declared Verified Gross Mass (VGM).

This means that there will be two ways of weighing the container in the future. The purpose of the new requirements on container weighing is to increase maritime safety.

We are ready to guide you

So far, the new initiative is in a preliminary phase with many unknown aspects. We will find the best procedure with each shipping company and provide information as well as recommendations for our clients.

New rules container weighing

Rules as per 1 July

04 May 2016 08:28

For further information


Frank Madsen

Frank Madsen

Global Director

Reefer Logistics Sea

+45 7913 4034

Frank was employed in 1992. He has gathered his comprehensive experience within reefer as well as air and sea solutions from being stationed abroad and in Denmark.