UASC concludes fully compliant VGM lift ahead of deadline


United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announced today the conclusion of a 100% compliant Verified Gross Mass (VGM) lift of 159 UASC containers on board CSCL’s Saturn.

This achievement comes ahead of the VGM requirement deadline of July 1st, 2016 making container weight verification a condition for vessel loading. The VGM requirement is an industry wide initiative that was kicked-started by the IMO Maritime Safety Committee’s recently approved changes to the SOLAS convention. 

UASC is working closely with its customers and partners to ensure the requirement that becomes legally binding tomorrow will accomplish its goal to increase maritime safety and reduce the dangers to cargo, containers and all those involved in container transport throughout the supply chain. Efforts include a dedicated page on UASC’s website, available here, providing stakeholders with all relevant information on VGM.