What is VGM?
Verified Gross Mass or VGM refers to the exact, verified weight of a packed container. For safety reasons, vessel operators can only load a container if its weight has been verified.
Government approval status
What to include in your VGM instructions
The following items are mandatory and must be on all VGM instructions
How to submit your VGM instructions
Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions
MSC Estonia must receive VGM by the end of the VGM closing time of each feeder vessel. VGM closing time deadline mentioned on the booking confirmation.
Admin Fees and costs
Basic rates for weighing service are:
Possible additional costs regarding VGM input:
MSC EESTI AS should be informed in advance about the appointment of 3rd parties to provide the VGM.
Questions about VGM?
Contact our Estonian team.
Though the above items are the only ones prohibited, there are a number of goods that are heavily restricted. For more information, see the links below.
For full details of prohibited cargo in Estonia please visit the following site: Estonian Customs: Regulations, Export-Import Procedures by Customs of Estonia (visahq.com)
Ports and terminals
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All MSC local offices provide certified scales to record and verify container weight (verified gross mass or VGM) in line with Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) regulations. VGM instructions are mandatory for all shipments for safety reasons and vessel operators can only load a container if its weight has been appropriately verified. Contact your local MSC team for more information and support.
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