The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention added an extra requirement for shippers in 2016, making it mandatory to electronically provide carriers with the full weight of packed containers before loading them onto a vessel. Failure to file this Verified Gross Mass (VGM) information promptly could result in container detention or refusal at the terminal, additional fees from carriers or costly fines.
Discover how you can quickly and easily comply with the VGM requirement and keep cargo moving using key features in e2open’s Bookings application:
- Enables submission of VGM data to ocean carriers through multiple electronic formats
- Provides a real-time dashboard for visibility into submitted data
- Enables you to download reports with audit details and certifications
- Supports various weighing scenarios and submission use cases, including entries from authorized third parties