Congestion of ports in the Far East
As per 1 July, all containers must display a Verified Gross Mass before being loaded
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.
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.
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