VGM Declaration – Verified Gross Mass – SOLAS

Misdeclaration of cargo weight is a major hazard which often results in cargo claims, structural damages to vessels and also poses a significant risk to the lives of staff. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) convention under regulation 2 of chapter VI which mandates the declaration of the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of a packed container before loading on board vessels within a prescribed cut-off date / time to the shipping line and / or port terminal authorities.   Effective July 1, 2016, SOLAS regulations for weighing con
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Exporting Opportunities from the U.S. to Mauritania

Mauritania map Mauritania (known officially as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania), a country located in the Western part of North Africa, is a considered a Least Developed Country (LDC) yet that hasn’t stopped it’s economy from having an annual growth rate of 5% over the past few years.   The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast, which is home to around one-third of the country's 3.5 million people. The main seapo
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