Weighing for safety

Hamburg Süd aims to achieve the highest level of customer service. That’s why we would like to inform you of the new SOLAS regulation (Verified Gross Mass) coming into effect on July 1, 2016. It will have an impact on the entire shipping industry.

The reason for Verified Gross Mass (VGM) is to enhance safety at sea. Deviations of the declared weight and the actual weight of containers have caused costly accidents in the past. To reduce this risk, the regulation obligates the shipper to verify the gross mass of the container.

VGM cut offs How to determine VGM How to transmit VGM Container Tare Information for the Shipper