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  • As per amendments to Chapter VI Regulation 2 of SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) which imposes a mandatory requirement on the shipper of a loaded container to verify and provide the container's verified gross mass (VGM) to the Master or his representatives like shipping line and port terminal representative prior to it being loaded onto a vessel for Export.

  • Shipping line are obliged to use the VGM in the stow plan and, together with the terminal operator, ensure that any container that does not have a VGM is not loaded on a ship.

  • In effect, this is already in a transitional phase; the revised regulation becomes mandatory from 1 July 2016.