Advisories

SOLAS VGM Requirement - Philippines

22 April 2020

Following our previous communication on the implementation of the new SOLAS VGM requirement, we would like to advise that effective June 8, 2020, Maersk will implement a “No Verified Gross Mass (VGM), No Loading” policy across all Philippines ports.

To ensure that your container will be included for loading, please adhere to the following guidelines

  • Submit your final shipping instruction (FSI) with VGM details on or before the deadline.
  • Weight indicated in the FSI should be close to actual VGM weight (tare+cargo weight). Discrepancy should not be more than 1000KGS

Please refer to below cut offs per service

Luzon Ports

Manila IA3 PH3 IA18
Manila
Proforma Arrival*
IA3
Mon 0700H
PH3
Tues 0700
IA18
Fri, 1900H
Manila
Proforma Departure*
IA3
Tue, 0200H
PH3
Wed 1800
IA18
Sat, 0300H
Manila
Booking Cut Off
IA3
Thurs, 1600H
PH3
Mon, 1700H
IA18
Wed, 1700H
Manila
Final Multimodal Dangerous Good Form (MDGF)
IA3
Fri, 1600H
PH3
Tue, 1600H
IA18
Wed, 1700H
Manila
SOC Final List
IA3
Thu, 2300H
PH3
Tue, 1300H
IA18
Wed, 1700H
Manila
Final Shipping Instruction Deadline with VGM
IA3
Fri, 1700H
PH3
Tues, 1700H
IA18
Thur, 1700H
Manila
Arrastre and Wharfage
IA3
Fri, 1700H
PH3
Tues, 1700H
IA18
Thur, 1700H
Manila
Export Documents
IA3
Sat, 1200H
PH3
Tues, 1700H
IA18
Thur, 1700H
Manila
Cargo Gate-In (Dry)
IA3
Sun, 1500H
PH3
Tues, 0400
IA18
Fri, 0300H
Manila
Cargo Gate-In (Reefer)
IA3
Sun, 1800H
PH3
Tues, 1000
IA18
Fri, 0600H

*Subject to change without prior notice

Batangas IA3 IA18
Batangas
Proforma Arrival*
IA3
Sat, 0700H
IA18
Fri 0200H
Batangas
Proforma Departure*
IA3
Sun, 0500H
IA18
Fri 1200H
Batangas
Booking Cut Off
IA3
Thu, 1600H
IA18
Wed 1200H
Batangas
Final Multimodal Dangerous Good Form (MDGF)
IA3
Wed, 1700H
IA18
Tue 1700H
Batangas
SOC Final List
IA3
Fri, 1000H
IA18
Tue 1700H
Batangas
Final Shipping Instruction Deadline with VGM
IA3
Fri, 1700H
IA18
Wed 1700H
Batangas
Arrastre and Wharfage
IA3
Fri, 1700H
IA18
Wed 1700H
Batangas
Export Documents
IA3
Fri, 1700H
IA18
Wed 1700H
Batangas
Cargo Gate-In (Dry)
IA3
Fri, 2100H
IA18
Thu 1600H
Batangas
Cargo Gate-In (Reefer)
IA3
Sat, 0001H
IA18
Thu 1900H
Subic IA3
Subic
Proforma Arrival*
IA3
Tue, 1900H
Subic
Proforma Departure*
IA3
Wed, 2200H
Subic
Booking Cut Off
IA3
Fri, 1700H
Subic
Final Multimodal Dangerous Good Form (MDGF)
IA3
Fri, 1000H
Subic
SOC Final List
IA3
Mon, 1000H
Subic
Final Shipping Instruction Deadline with VGM
IA3
Tue, 1200H
Subic
Arrastre and Wharfage
IA3
Tue, 1200H
Subic
Export Documents
IA3
Tue, 1200H
Subic
Cargo Gate-In (Dry)
IA3
Tue, 0900H
Subic
Cargo Gate-In (Reefer)
IA3
Tue, 1200H

*Subject to change without prior notice

Visayas and Mindanao Ports

Cebu IA12
Cebu
Proforma Arrival*
IA12
Mon, 1000H
Cebu
Proforma Departure*
IA12
Mon, 2200H
Cebu
Booking Cut Off
IA12
Thur, 1700H
Cebu
Final Multimodal Dangerous Good Form (MDGF)
IA12
Thur, 1700H
Cebu
SOC Final List
IA12
Fri, 1200H
Cebu
Final Shipping Instruction Deadline with VGM
IA12
Fri, 1700H
Cebu
Arrastre and Wharfage
IA12
Fri, 1700H
Cebu
Export Documents
IA12
Fri, 1700H
Cebu
Cargo Gate-In (Dry)
IA12
Sun, 2400H
Cebu
Cargo Gate-In (Reefer)
IA12
Sun, 2400H

*Subject to change without prior notice

Cagayan IA5
Cagayan
Proforma Arrival*
IA5
Wed, 0400H
Cagayan
Proforma Departure*
IA5
Wed, 1700H
Cagayan
Booking Cut Off
IA5
Mon, 1700H
Cagayan
Final Multimodal Dangerous Good Form (MDGF)
IA5
Fri, 1700H
Cagayan
SOC Final List
IA5
Fri, 1700H
Cagayan
Final Shipping Instruction Deadline with VGM
IA5
Tue, 1700H
Cagayan
Arrastre and Wharfage
IA5
Tue, 1700H
Cagayan
Export Documents
IA5
Tue, 1700H
Cagayan
Cargo Gate-In (Dry)
IA5
Wed, 0100H
Cagayan
Cargo Gate-In (Reefer)
IA5
Wed, 0700H

*Subject to change without prior notice

General Santos PH3 53U
General Santos
Proforma Arrival*
PH3
Mon, 1730H
53U
Wed, 0700H
General Santos
Proforma Departure*
PH3
Wed, 0530H
53U
Thurs, 2000H
General Santos
Booking Cut Off
PH3
Thur, 1700H
53U
Mon, 1700H
General Santos
Final Multimodal Dangerous Good Form (MDGF)
PH3
Thur, 1700H
53U
-
General Santos
SOC Final List
PH3
Thur, 1700H
53U
-
General Santos
Final Shipping Instruction Deadline with VGM
PH3
Mon, 1700H
53U
Tues, 1700H
General Santos
Arrastre and Wharfage
PH3
Mon, 1700H
53U
Wed, 1700H
General Santos
Export Documents
PH3
Mon, 1700H
53U
Wed, 1700H
General Santos
Cargo Gate-In (Dry)
PH3
Mon, 1430H
53U
Wed, 1500H
General Santos
Cargo Gate-In (Reefer)
PH3
Mon, 2030H
53U
Thurs, 1400H

*Subject to change without prior notice

Davao IA5
Davao
Proforma Arrival*
IA5
Sun, 0001H
Davao
Proforma Departure*
IA5
Mon, 0900H
Davao
Booking Cut Off
IA5
Thur, 1700H
Davao
Final Multimodal Dangerous Good Form (MDGF)
IA5
Thur, 1700H
Davao
SOC Final List
IA5
Fri, 0900H
Davao
Final Shipping Instruction Deadline with VGM
IA5
Fri 1700H
Davao
Arrastre and Wharfage
IA5
Fri 1700H
Davao
Export Documents
IA5
Fri 1700H
Davao
Cargo Gate-In (Dry)
IA5
Sat, 2100
Davao
Cargo Gate-In (Reefer)
IA5
Sun 0300H

*Subject to change without prior notice

How to Update VGM via Shipment Binder on Maersk.com if VGM from Terminal is not yet transmitted or not successfully transmitted?

Step 1. Go to: Shipment Overview -> Pending Tasks Tab -> VGM -> and select the shipment that you wish to submit VGM.

SOLAS VGM Requirement Philippines Step1

Step 2. Click Update VGM once shipment is selected.

SOLAS VGM Requirement Philippines Step2

Step 3. A pop up will appear where you will input the VGM details. Click Submit VGM once done.

SOLAS VGM Requirement Philippines Step3

As always, we thank you for your support for Maersk. We will keep you informed of any further development.

Should you have any questions or require any assistance regarding this new regulation, please do not hesitate to contact your local Maersk representative.
Tel: +63 2 7976 9590 (MNL) / +63 32 230 2303 (VIS) / +63 82 272 7303 (MIN)
Email: ph.export@maersk.com (Export) / ph.import@maersk.com (Import)

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