Shipping terms and updates

What is VGM? And how can I get a VGM for my shipment?

VGM stands for ‘Verified Gross Mass’. A shipper is obliged to verify the gross mass of the containers carrying their cargo by either of two permissible weighing methods before these containers can be loaded on a vessel.

Method 1 Requires weighing the container after it has been packed.

Method 2 Requires weighing all the cargo and contents of the container separate from the container and then adding the weight of the container, which is indicated on the door end of the container.

For more information, have a read of our our detailed VGM guide and FAQs here: https://www.maersk.com/solutions/shipping/verified-gross-mass

VGM

What is VGM? And how can I get a VGM for my shipment?
VGM stands for 'Verified Gross Mass'. A shipper is obliged to verify the gross m...
Do I need to provide VGM for my shipments?
Yes, the weight of your cargo is important to ensure that it is properly handled...
Why is VGM important?
The weight - or VGM - of your cargo is important to ensure that it is properly h...
Do I need to provide VGM per container?
Yes. A VGM is required for each container you ship....
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