Discrepancy between the declared container weight and the actual laden container weight poses great risk against transportation safety. Inaccurate container weight is one of the key causes of serious accidents occurring during maritime transport. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted taking this lapse into account, a new regulation from the Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) Convention in July 2016. This regulation prescribed a mandate for shippers to declare the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of a laden container to the container carrier and the terminal operator. Verified Gross Mass is the total weight of a packed container. VGM includes packing and securing materials such as pallets and wires and container tare weight.
Ease of VGM filing through Kale Logistics’ digital platform
Kale Logistics Solutions' digital system for electronic filing of VGM (e-VGM) enables shippers to submit their VGM information to ocean carriers and ports, flexibly and on time, in compliance with SOLAS requirements.
Customs Brokers/Shippers/Freight Forwarders/agents are using Kale's feature rich e-VGM platform to ensure regulatory compliance
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