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The SOLAS VGM is a strict global regulation enforced by the International Marine Organization (IMO).  From July 1st 2016 the new mandatory rules require shippers to verify the gross mass of a container carrying cargo.

VGM declaration form

Shippers must provide a VGM document before the containerized goods can be received at the port of export or loaded on board a ship.

Do I need a VGM declaration form?

VGM  is not required for shipments via Zeebrugge to Dublin. Although we strongly advise to give us a precise VGM weight for all shipments to Ireland.  This way we can offer you flexibility in shipments and ship via Rotterdam to Dublin if lead-times require. 

VGM is not required for shipments via our Ro-Ro vessels to Denmark, Sweden and UK (except Northern Ireland). 

A VGM might be required when shipping containers to other destinations via our Forwarding Department, depending on the sailing route. 

Please contact our Shipping depts for more information

SOLAS VGM declaration form

Please use the declaration form below to submit the corresponding VGM weight of your shipment.

Make sure you have checked the pdf VGM weighing methods as well as the list of container weights.

VGM Declaration Form