We want you to know that at Maersk, the safety of life and property at sea is our utmost priority. Recently, in January 2020, we had an incident on our vessel Aotea Maersk, where a container stack collapsed due to a weight discrepancy in documentation. Accordingly, we are now initiating checks on any variances on the weights that you submit to us for a given shipment.

Effective June 1, 2020, we will verify & compare the declared weights as follows

  • Discrepancy between Verified Gross Mass (VGM) and the weight in shipping instructions is +/- 5000 kgs.
  • Declared VGM exceeds allowable payload as per CSC Plate (excluding SOC)
  • Declared VGM is less than Tare Weight of the container.

Any failures to these checks will result in a Weight discrepancy fee of USD 100 per bill of lading.

We encourage you to ensure that you declare the correct weight via your preferred channels. If there is anything we can assist you with to ensure your compliance, please do not hesitate to reach us.

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