Verified Gross Mass – UK Govt Information and Reference documents

Verified Gross Mass resources The website link below to the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency contains various documents and links to information referenced in Marine Guidance Note 534 [MGN 534 (M+F)] – Guidance on the implementation of the SOLAS VI Regulation 2 amendment requiring the verification of the gross mass of packed containers.  

Flexible enforcement of VGM rule comes as a relief to supply chain

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) call for leniency in enforcement of the verified gross mass (VGM) rule after 1 July contradicts the carrier and terminal message of “no VGM, no load”, but it brings much-needed relief to parties struggling to prepare for the regulation’s implementation. A lack of consistency in the interpretation by authorities around […]