Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) & Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Certification UPDATE

August 1, 2016

To Importers & Exporters,

SOLAS (Safety of life at Sea) and VGM (Verified Gross Mass) Certification has effectively commenced from 1.7.16

FCL & LCL Handling

Shippers are responsible for submitting a certified SOLAS & VGM per FCL container prior to the vessel’s cut off & for each LCL shipment.

Methods which are acceptable to ensure SOLAS & VGM Certification on Import & Export Containers

Full Containers – Weighing the loaded container either by weighbridge or certified scales and then subtracting weight of truck, chassis & fuel.

This will give you the actual weight of the full container which needs to be declared.

LCL Shipments – Weighing each individual package including the pallet by certified scales.

As always if you are unsure please contact one of the team members at MYCARGO for further information on this subject, please take note additional fees may occur if information is not provided correctly.

Thank you,

MYCARGO

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