VGM as from 1 July 2016

Trieste 20 June 2016

To All Customers

Re.: effective 1st July 2016  VGM (=Verified Gross Mass) of containers needs to be determined and communicated prior to loading onto vessel

Effective vessels to be loaded as of 1st July 2016 our Terminal requires to receive by the shipper or by the shipping agency proper communication (see art 6,1 and 6,2 of encl) of VGM (see article 2.1.6 of encl) of all containers (see article 2.1.4 of encl) before loading onto vessel.

We recommend VGM communication to be available upon entering by road or by rail the terminal (in order to avoid possible extra expenses for double handling).

VGM applies only to containers and not to trailers to be loaded onto ro-ro vessels (on a long international voyage).

Containers missing VGM will not be allowed to be loaded onto vessel and extra expenses will be for account of the shipper.

VGM will have to be determined according to regulations issued by the competent Authority of the Country where the container is loaded and sealed.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have some questions on this matter


Encl: IMO MSC.1/Circ.1475 9th June 2014


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