VGM “Grace Period” Termination

Carriers would like to reiterate that the IMO MSC circular 1548, which supports a practical and pragmatic VGM implementation approach recommending three months “Grace Period” towards the new SOLAS weight regulation, has expire on 30th September 2016.

As from 1st October 2016 the International Maritime Organization will enforce the VGM rule to all shipped and transshipped containers.  

Containers without the VGM are no longer permitted to be loaded on board any vessels bound to the SOLAS convention until its VGM has been obtained.