Still confused about the SOLAS VGM rule which takes effect on July 1?
With the clock counting down to 1 July when the new SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rule takes effect, there is still a lot of confusion and many questions being asked about what it will mean to the industry. There have been some suggestions in the media lately that shippers, terminal operators, and container lines will get some leeway in the first three months while things are sorted out. However, this should not be taken as a license to do nothing. The rule is here to stay and those who do nothing risk penalties.
There have been many “how to videos”, infographics and articles published on what the rule is, but very little on how companies can transform their operations and actually undertake the container weighing. At Jade we are well prepared. Our Terminal Operating System (TOS), Master Terminal™, can record a container’s VGM using in-machine technology or weighbridges.
If you would like to find out more about Jade’s approach to VGM, read the Master Terminal container weighing fact sheet, our article Worth the weight? or contact us.