Weighing on an Industry: Shipper, NVO and Carrier Perspectives on VGM

New research from American Shipper has uncovered the extent to which shippers and NVOs expect upcoming container weight regulations to affect their supply chains.

The verified gross mass (VGM) amendment of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention is due to go into effect July 1, and according to the new report, “Weighing on an Industry: Shipper, NVO, and Carrier Perspectives on VGM,” the vast majority of shippers don’t even understand how to comply with the new container weight rules.

The report includes responses from 521 shippers, forwarders, NVOs, and carriers collected in the first quarter of 2016. American Shipper has been chronicling the VGM issue for months, and this research represents the most concrete data around shipper, NVO, and carrier perspectives yet.

Highlights include:

• How shippers and NVOs think containers will most likely be weighed
• The best method to submit VGM data to carriers, according to shippers and NVOs
• Who the industry thinks will benefit financially from the VGM requirement
• How import shippers will handle VGM compliance at origin
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