MSC has been serving customers from Gabon since 2011. From our office in Libreville, our team of 33 employees provide support for container shipments worldwide. MSC Gabon has experienced remarkable year-on-year growth. We hold a robust position with a 32% market share.
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.
In line with SOLAS (Safety of Lives at Sea) regulations, all marine terminals in Gabon are now allowed to use their certified scales to record Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of shipments.
What do I need to include in my VGM instructions?
You must include the following on all VGM instructions:
How can I submit my VGM instructions?
Guidelines for submitting VGM instructions
NB: locally the fees and costs are not rightly implemented (some technical adaptations still ongoing); per different situations/cases, applicable to Client is defined.
Questions about VGM?
Country-specific customs regulations:
The cut-off date is the last date that the container can be returned to the port terminal to meet the schedule.
VGM (Verified Gros Mass): 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.
VGM cut-off: the cut-off value is 48 hours after arrival at Berth.
Questions about CUT OFF?
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.
Last update: 2022-07-06T01:35:00