SOLAS REGULATION CALLS FOR ACCURATE CARGO WEIGHING & ISSUANCE OF VGM (VERIFIED GROSS MASS) CERTIFICATE

SOLAS REGULATION CALLS FOR ACCURATE CARGO WEIGHING & ISSUANCE OF VGM (VERIFIED GROSS MASS) CERTIFICATE

Without a doubt you have all heard about the SOLAS regulation whereby all shippers become liable for their declared weight to avoid understating weight.

Kenya also subscribes to this so this will also take effect, various notices of shipping lines have been circulating locally, the contents of which will come across as familiar to you I believe (see attached).

Kenfreight is co-operating with this regulation and as such in case you have export shipments originating from East Africa and being exported through the port of Mombasa, we will need your assistance (or your shipper/seller) to have the cargo weighed properly according to either method and a VGM certificate to be issued (example for MSC attached). Already with our regular exporters we have put this in place.

It is important to remember this is no idle declaration and wrong weight declarations can have serious consequences.

If you have any questions, let us know.

Download/View VGM Requirements
Download/View Solas Convention on VGM
Download/View VGM Form

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