VGM Administrative Fee effective July 1st

In accordance with the SOLAS ruling effective July 1, 2016, the following fee(s) are applicable to meet compliance requirements for the submission of VGM (Verified Gross Mass)-  to the applicable entity(ies):

VGM Administrative Fee: usd 12.50 per container

As a requirement of the ruling, the shipper is obligated to provide the VGM clearly noted in writing with an authorized signature on the shipping documentation by a person duly authorized by the shipper. Shipper’s weight verification is compliant with the SOLAS ruling when it is “signed”, meaning by a specific person representing the shipper and is named and identified as having verified the accuracy of the weight calculation on behalf of the shipper.  All documents may be issued electronically.

Such documentation includes:

  • SLI (Shippers Letter of Instructions)
  •  Dock receipt
  • Inland Bill of Lading
  • Packing Lists and/or Commercial Invoices per Container
  •  Signed document listing containers, pcs, net weight & VGM per Container supported by applicable booking details

Should Charter Container Line be requested to obtain the VGM on your behalf where services such as; but not limited to weight tickets, driver waiting time, additional drayage(s), re-delivery, re-positioning, terminal release, shifting fees, per diem, storage, port/carrier administrative fees  and all other supplementary applicable expenses incurred above the VGM Administrative fee will apply and be  invoiced accordingly to the USPPI (U.S. Principal Party in Interest) and/or their authorized  representative.

Please note that VGM Fee doesn’t apply to any break bulk, roro or ocean carrier flatbed cargo.

The following link provides in-depth detail of the SOLAS ruling for your review:
http://www.worldshipping.org/industry-issues/safety/WSC_Summarizes_the_Basic_Elements_of_the_SOLAS_Container_Weight_Verification_Requirement___February_2015.pdf