The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified weight. This requirement becomes legally effective on 1 July, 2016.
Although it is the responsibility of the shipper to provide the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) for the container, the Port of Tyne offers a weighing facility at the Terminal.
The Port of Tyne has invested in state-of-the-art weighing equipment, which provides shippers with a service to provide an accurate weight, referred to as a Terminal Verified Gross Mass (TVGM). As the weighing procedure is part of the normal lift-off process it will not create disruption or delays to the gate-in or lift-off operation.

Click here to find out more about SOLAS, VGM requirements and relevant charges at the Port of Tyne.

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