As of July 1, only containers with a verified gross mass will be cleared to be loaded onto a ship under the International Maritime Organisation’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment.
The INTTRA eVGM Service, is designed to be the industry’s most efficient and flexible service for VGM compliance. The unrivaled scope of INTTRA’s network creates efficiency by enabling the exchange of VGMs with multiple carriers in a standardised way through a single channel. In addition, the INTTRA eVGM Service maximises flexibility by facilitating VGM submission under multiple weighing and container packing scenarios without requiring changes to the process of booking containers or providing shipping instructions.
“Kuehne + Nagel has been consistently at the forefront of technology adoption and leveraging standardisation to improve operational excellence,” said Inna Kuznetsova, INTTRA’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are very pleased to expand our longstanding partnership with Kuehne + Nagel at this critical time for ocean shipping.”
“The INTTRA eVGM Service reflects how closely INTTRA has worked with the industry to understand and comprehensively address the technology needs created by SOLAS VGM,” said Otto Schacht, Executive Vice President, Sea Logistics, at Kuehne + Nagel. “Their solution gives us a broad range of options for submitting VGMs to our global ocean carrier partners. This solution in combination with Kuehne + Nagel’s own VGM customer portal will contribute to an efficient and reliable communication of VGM data from shipper to carrier.”
INTTRA’s eVGM Service is available in two versions – for Carriers and Shippers. Users can transact in a range of EDI and Web service formats as well as by email.