Taking this opportunity to again reiterate the importance of submitting Verified Gross Mass (VGM) in accurate and timely manner. This advisory serve as a notice of enforcement of VGM submission for all ports in Thailand. For your information, effective from July 1st, 2016, every packed export container is required to have a Verified Gross Mass (VGM) as a condition of loading aboard a vessel. Maersk supports this requirement as it promotes safety across the industry, including for our customers and their cargoes, landside personnel and subsequently our employees and vessels.

Please be advised that effective from departure date: June 01, 2020 we will strictly implement NO VGM, NO LOAD policy and Weight Discrepancy Fee.

How should I submit the VGM to Maersk?

The preferred method for submission of a VGM to Maersk is through one or any of the digital channels after empty containers gate out as mentioned below

  • Via our Maersk website and login through our My Maersk portal.
  • Via EDI message for customers sending booking or shipping instructions with Maersk.
  • Via service portals such as INTTRA, GT Nexus, and CargoSmart.
  • Via goods control list for laden gate in at Laem Chabang terminal

Via goods control list for laden gate in at Laem Chabang terminal

Service/ Route PORT PRO-FORMA ETA VGM cut-off PRO-FORMA ETD
Service/ Route
Chennai Express
PORT
B1
PRO-FORMA ETA
FRI 05:00
VGM cut-off
THU 17:00
PRO-FORMA ETD
SAT 19:00
Service/ Route
TP11
PORT
B1
PRO-FORMA ETA
SAT 17:00
VGM cut-off
SAT 10:00
PRO-FORMA ETD
MON 21:00
Service/ Route
IA2
PORT
A0
PRO-FORMA ETA
SUN 14:00
VGM cut-off
SUN 07:00
PRO-FORMA ETD
MON 13:00
Service/ Route
TR2
PORT
Sahathai
PRO-FORMA ETA
MON 15:00
VGM cut-off
MON 08:00
PRO-FORMA ETD
MON 21:00
Service/ Route
TP2
PORT
Hutchison
PRO-FORMA ETA
WED 19:00
VGM cut-off
WED 12:00
PRO-FORMA ETD
FRI 07:00

Effective 01-June-2020, we will verify & compare the declared weight.
Any failures to these checks will result in a Weight discrepancy fee of USD 100 per bill of lading.

The 3 Check we will perform are

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

We thank you in advance for your continued support, and if you have any questions please reach out to your local sales or customer service representative.

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