SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) requirement for every packed export container to have a Verified Gross Mass (VGM) as a condition of loading on board any vessel and this took effect since July 1st, 2016.
It is the shipper’s or appointed parties by the shippers’ responsibility to ensure that VGM is obtained and provided to the shipping line or the terminal for load planning. This is essential as a safety measure to prevent accidents, cargo and property damaged.
We have been enhancing our systems and processes to support the submission of VGM from our customers since year 2016 while efforts have been put in place for consistent information received from the terminal operator for local export containers gated into PSA Terminals.
There is a need now to ensure VGM detail for full load container is received and declared by the shippers for containers under transshipment status. Despite VGM details may be available from the terminal operators, we require the shipper endorse on the VGM information for the export shipments as part of fulfilling their responsibility to declare the correct mass for the containers exporting out from Singapore.
TRANSHIPMENT STATUS containers mentioned below will be subjected to continual submission to Maersk before the load planning usually 4 hours before vessel arrival
- PSA Hubbing program
- Re-export Containers
- Containers that are feeder from outports into Singapore as place of receipt for export booking.
We thank you for your business and look forward to continuously serving your global logistics needs with safety of human lives as our priority.
If you require any further clarification, please contact our Customer Care teams at +65 63238323.