Customer Advisory - Reminder of SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirements

Dear Valued Customers,

As you may be aware that the mandatory SOLAS VGM (Verified Gross Mass) declaration requirements was introduced on 01 July, 2016.
In order to increase the safety of seafarers and shore-side workers during container transportation, we would like to remind you of the following guidelines.

Without a verified gross mass, the packed containers shall not be loaded aboard ship.
2. Although carrier is not obliged to verify or check the accuracy of declared VGM. However, if Yang Ming finds the declared VGM is different with its actual weight, Yang Ming is entitled to request the shipper re-submit new VGM or reject the container. All costs, risks and liabilities thus incurred shall be borne by shipper.

In addition to the VGM requirements mentioned above, you may find the complete information from:
a) The attached notice
SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirements
b) Yang Ming website
Link Path: Homepage ->【SOLAS VGM】

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact our local offices.

Thanks and best regards,

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.