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.  

How will countries enforce the new SOLAS regulation?

We are now very close to 1st July 2016 when the latest SOLAS Regulation becomes law in most maritime countries and a VGM for containers shipped by sea becomes mandatory. The reasons for the requirements of establishing the VGM [Verified Gross Mass] of containers is fully justified from a ship safety point of view. It […]

Enforcing Container Weights

The question of how the verified gross mass (VGM) of containers will be enforced is front and centre given the looming deadline of 1 July 2016. From this date, the VGM of a container intended for export from the UK has to be declared to the Vessel Operator and Marine Terminal Operator. This video contains […]

Verified Gross Mass

Introduction In the interests of ship safety, a carrying ship should be advised of the actual weight of any container to be loaded and carried by sea. It is necessary to properly calculate a vessel’s stability and the stresses imposed on the ship when the weights loaded are unknown. This necessity has arisen post maritime […]