Weighbridge Services – VGM SOLAS

What is Verified Gross Mass?

Misdeclaration of cargo weight is a major hazard which often results in cargo claims, structural damages to vessels and also poses a significant risk to the lives of staff.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) convention under regulation 2 of chapter VI which mandates the declaration of the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of a packed container before loading on board vessels within a prescribed cut-off date / time to the shipping line and / or port terminal authorities.

Effective 1st July 2016, the regulation stipulates the use of two approved methods to declare the VGM for each container by the shipper or his representative.

Weigh Bridge Service

Alfaran Trailers Malta just launched a weigh-bridge service aimed to offer a certified declaration to meet the SOLAS – VGM regulation.

For more information contact us on: weighbridge@alfaran.eu