What is VGM

Shippers in the logistics industry may be asking themselves “what is VGM?” and why were these new regulations put in place? AIT Worldwide Logistics is here to facilitate a seamless transition to new reporting requirements designed to make our industry safer.

Beginning July 1, 2016, the ocean shipping industry implemented a new requirement that shippers of each vessel-bound consignment provide a Verified Gross Mass or VGM (also referred to as Verified Gross Weight) prior to shipment.

For Full Container Load (FCL), shippers must provide the VGM of the container and all of its contents. For Less than Container Load (LCL), shippers must provide the weight of the cargo including the mass of pallets, dunnage, and other securing material.
 
To make it easy to declare VGM, AIT is pleased to provide a VGM declaration form for download and an overview of the changes.

Still wondering “what is VGM?” Contact an AIT representative who will be more than happy to provide additional information.

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