We want your experience with us to be straight forward, we have taken an initiative towards Safety due to variance between weight provided. The most recent incident in Jan-2020 occurred on Aotea Maersk where a container stack collapsed due to a weight discrepancy.
Effective 01-July-2020, we will verify & compare the declared weight.
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.
Any failures to these checks will result in a Weight discrepancy fee of USD 100 per bill of lading.
We encourage you to declare the correct weight via your preferred channels.