Verified Gross Mass Weighing

Since SOLAS IMO regulations for Verified Gross Mass (VGM) came into effect on 1 July 2016, shippers named on the Ocean Bill of Lading are responsible to provide the container weight to shipping lines prior to loading a container on the vessel. By working directly with APM Terminals for VGM requirements, shippers can benefit from a one-stop-shop experience that is efficient and accurate without disrupting the supply chain.

Most of our terminals and inland services facilities have certified and calibrated weighing facilities - this will not only save cost and time in obtaining the VGM for your container, but also improves supply chain flow and guarantees compliance with IMO regulations and local legislation. It also eliminates the risk of costly claims and re-weighing containers on request of authorities or shipping lines.

How can we help?

VGM Generation​

Complete one-stop experience for VGM

  • Containers can be delivered at the gate without VGM cut-off time. ​
  • We take care of all your VGM weighing and submission requirements and load your cargo on the vessel.

VGM Data Management

Transmit obtained VGM to shipping lines

  • You provide us with data and deliver your container and we ensure that your VGM data is submitted and your cargo is on its way to the next destination.

5 Easy steps to make it work

VGM Process

    Get started. Locate your local APM Terminals office:

    Africa Mid East

    Asia

    Europe

    Latin America

    North America

    Russia and Baltics

    Why work with us? 

    ✔ Efficient and seamless process

    ✔ Fully integrated within normal ops

    ✔ Reliable and accurate equipment

    ✔ Easy procedure

    ✔ One stop and go experience

    Get started. Locate your local APM Terminals office.

    Africa Mid East
    Asia
    Europe
    Latin America
    North America
    Russia and Baltics