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Definition of Gross Weight of Containers (VGM)

To ensure safety of the ship and the staff both on board and ashore, the cargo and the overall safety at sea, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), at its 94th session (November 17 – 21, 2014) adopted amendments to SOLAS-74 regulations, Chapter VI/5 (cf. resolution MSC.380 (94)) to specify mandatory control of the gross mass of containers before their stowage on board.
Since July 1, 2016, all containers with cargo laving any port in the world shall have the DECLARATION ON THE VERIFICATION OF GROSS MASS OF PACKED CONTAINER.
DECLARATION ON THE VERIFICATION OF GROSS MASS OF PACKED CONTAINER is provided to the ship master or his representative, and to the terminal representative responsible for making the container stowage layout.
SOLAS-74 regulations prescribe two methods for verification of the gross mass of the packed container.
Marine Cargo Bureau is recognized (RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE No. 16.00395.382.VGM) according to IMO Resolution MSC.380(94) for obtaining the verified gross mass of containers.
We have the advanced weighing equipment, thus we may use both methods to define the gross mass of container.
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We perform testing of the packaging (RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE No.16.00024.383). Our testing center is equipped with the most advanced equipment. All tests are conducted according to the international and Russian regulations.

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