VGM Receiving Policy in the Myanmar
What is VGM?
Verified Gross Mass
What do I need to include in my VGM instructions?
The following items are mandatory and must be on all VGM instructions to MSC and the terminal:
- Booking or Bill of Lading Number
- Container number and size
- VGM – Verified Gross Mass
- Weighing method
- Authorised person’s signature (submitter of the VGM who may be authorised to act on behalf of shippers)
- Shipper’s name
- Vessel name & voyage
How can I submit my VGM instructions?
- myMSC (free of charge)
- EDI via INTTRA (free of charge)
- Manually (manual submission fee: USD 15.00 per container)
(Note: the email will only be monitored for VGM declarations)
Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions:
As per the Notification (No. 3/2006) of the Department of Marine Administration (DMA):
Shippers must initially register at DMA and shall commence their VGM declaration by using their respective registered numbers.
Shippers of garment products shall get their registration at DMA by taking responsibility for the accuracy of the weight declaration of their goods.
Apart from garment products, those who will be utilising loading method no. 2 for their goods shall obtain registration by presenting the weighing equipment. supporting documents and their assurance of taking responsibility for the weight of their export cargoes.
Shippers who will be utilising method no. 1 shall declare the VGM as per the respective weigh bridge of the port terminal having temporarily recognised.
Shippers utilising method no. 2 shall declare the VGM by showing the weight of commodities and the weight of the containers.
Based on the VGM copy received, terminals/feeder operators will use the VGM for stowage planning.
VGM cut off = 42 hours prior to vessel ETA
In Myanmar, there are currently in terminals with a “NO VGM, NO LOADING” policy.
MSC admin fees and costs:
Manual VGM submission fee (applies to email and inclusion on standard shipping instructions): USD 15.00 per container.
VGM misdeclaration/amendment Fee: USD 50.00 per container.