Chinese cargo agents complain of shipper-carrier VGM squeeze

Cargo agents in China, who handle a huge amount of containers exported from the country, are being caught between shippers unwilling to pay verified gross mass (VGM) weighing charges and carriers who will not load boxes without the weight data. From 1 July, in accordance with an amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of […]

Container shipping industry prepares for new VGM rule

There is a flurry of last-minute reports, instructions, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the verified gross mass container weight regulations as the industry gets ready for the rule that will be imposed globally on 1 July. Most of the communications are from the various parties in the container supply chain, offering guidance and clarity […]