SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) – VGM (Verified Gross Mass) = Total Weight of Cargo, Loading Aids, Dunnage and Tare of Container to become effective July1st, 2016

Major incidents and accidents, resulting from overweight containers, have prompted the international shipping community to take action in order to prevent incorrect weight declarations. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in collaboration with industry representatives has, therefore, adopted specific rules as part of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention.

The so-called “VGM” (Verified Gross Mass”) requirements will impact the communication, infrastructure and processes of all participants in the supply chain. The time for having the “VGM” methodologies and requirements implemented is short and Kuehne + Nagel is closely cooperating with its partner carriers and e-commerce hubs in order to have efficient and reliable global communication standards and processes in place.

KN VGM Portal – Online tool for reliable transfer of the required VGM data

KN VGM Portal – Online tool for reliable transfer of the required VGM data To help customers comply with the new requirements of the SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) regulation, Kuehne + Nagel has created KN VGM portal, an online tool for reliable transfer of the required VGM data. KN VGM portal is accessible with mobile devices via scanning the QR code or alternatively via a link on your booking reference, which is included in all booking confirmations starting as of 13th June 2016.

KN VGM portal makes it easy and less expensive for you to manage and submit the VGM required information, as well as other data necessary for record keeping and shipment identification.

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