The amendments to the SOLAS convention edge closer to their implementation date of the 1st July 2016. The shipping industry is in information mode, collating and soaking up all the details they can on how to carry out the methods that are required to obtain the Verified Gross Mass (VGM). The VGM of a container will be compulsory after the 1st of July. No VGM – no ship.
Shipping line APL have recently released a guide on VGM’s and we thought that we would share with you this wonderful infographic on what a VGM is, along with the only two acceptable methods for obtaining a VGM.
For any additional information on the amendments to the SOLAS convention and VGM’s check out our blog posts below:-