VGM Cut Offs

The shipper is obliged to send the VGM to Hamburg Sud prior to stow. Hamburg Sud has defined VGM cut off times per region and area in order to ensure that none of your container is endangered not to be loaded. The VGM cut off will be displayed in every booking. Please note, if the VGM is not transmitted by the VGM cut of time, the container cannot be loaded.

For an overview of the VGM cut off times please see the table below:

Caribbean and
Latin America West Coast (RCW)
all The deadline for VGM submission depends on trade and terminal and will be stated in the booking confirmation
North America (RNA) all By noon if cargo cut is end of business day
If cargo cut is noon then end of prior business day
Europe (REU) all The deadline for VGM submission depends on trade and
terminal and will be stated in the booking confirmation
South America East Coast (RSE) all At time of terminal cargo cut off
Asia Pacific (RAP) North China,
South China,
Taiwan,
South East Asia,
Far East Asia
Electronically 12 hours prior to terminal cargo cut-off
Manually 24 hours prior to terminal cargo cut-off
Australia/
New Zealand
At time of vessel cut off
Africa 12 hours prior to berthing

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