Siam Shoreside Service offering container weighing solutions compliant with new SOLAS regulations. The solution ensures that cargo for which no Verified Gross Mass (VGM) has been declared before entering the terminal do not risk delay.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) through the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requires that from 1st July 2016 that a packed containers’ gross mass is verified prior to stowage aboard ship. The container weighing regulation is in line with APM Terminal’s strong commitment to safety. The shipper is responsible for providing the VGM of the container
Your container will be weighed by a certified weighing device with load bars, which is certified by The Central Bureau of Weight and Measures / The Ministry of Commerce for weighing instruments.
Since SOLAS IMO regulations for Verified Gross Mass (VGM) came into effect on 1 July 2016, shippers named on the Ocean Bill of Lading are responsible to provide the container weight to shipping lines prior to loading a container on the vessel. By working directly with APM Terminals for VGM requirements, shippers can benefit from a one-stop-shop experience that is efficient and accurate without disrupting the supply chain.
Most of our terminals and inland services facilities have certified and calibrated weighing facilities - this will not only save cost and time in obtaining the VGM for your container, but also improves supply chain flow and guarantees compliance with IMO regulations and local legislation. It also eliminates the risk of costly claims and re-weighing containers on request of authorities or shipping lines.