Vgm1 July enforcement! Violation of the fine or bear legal responsibility! Ministry of transport: from June 1st, overweight cannot be loaded on board
On March 31, 2019, a gantry crane collapsed in zhoushan port of ningbo, crushing a container on the ground and crushing the trailer. The cause of the accident is that the container was overweight. Zhoushan port a gantry crane collapsed container hit a trailer was crushed scene chaos).
Recently, the topic of "overweight containers" has become serious again.
Ship company maersk inform declaration VGM implementation control! Charge USD300/ natural box penalty for false reporting and concealment! July 1st!
Ministry of transport VGM new rules will be implemented on June 1, 2020, containers overweight can not be loaded on the ship, offenders will be fined or will be held legally liable.
In order to ensure the safety of maritime transport, maersk will further strengthen the control of the actual cargo weight and the information such as the declaration of VGM. Maersk has informed that VGM will charge $300 / natural box for misstatement and conceit. The trigger conditions for this fee will be updated on 1 July 2020 (freight date from) as follows:
VGM error fee trigger condition update notification
● name of charge: reshipment charge
● charge object: box reassigner
● fee trigger conditions :(add the following 3,4 and 5 conditions)
(1) the actual cargo weight exceeds the Payload of the container;
(2) the absolute error between the declared VGM and the actual weight is more than 5% or 1 ton (the small one is the trigger condition);
(3) the declared VGM exceeds Max Gross of the container operation;
(4) the absolute error exceeds 5 tons when comparing the declared VGM with the sum of the cargo weight in the bill of lading replenishment and the tare weight of the container loaded;
(5) the VGM declared is less than the tare weight of the container;
● rate: USD300/ natural box
In addition, it reserves the right to claim compensation from the responsible party for the misstatement and concealment of VGM and to hold the responsible party legally liable. Maersk once again kindly reminds you that please provide the VGM information as early as possible before the deadline of relevant declaration, and please ensure the accuracy of the data provided.
Ministry of transport VGM new rules will be implemented on June 1, 2020, containers overweight can not be loaded on the ship, offenders will be fined or will be held legally liable. (ministry of transport: from June 1, containers with excess weight may not be loaded onto the ship. Violators may be fined or be held legally liable.)
Department issued a statement said: "the rules" of the new article 47, has been clear about the international transportation of container to deliver the ship for weight verification is the obligation of the shipper and the carrier, requiring the containers prior to delivery shipping weight verification, the carrier of information or authentication has been obtained weigh more than the largest operation of the total mass of the container may not be shipment, would rise by more than three years of practical experience to department regulations.
The first is to clarify the container weight verification requirements.
The shipper is required to verify the weight of the container before it is delivered to the ship for carriage. The carrier shall not load the container without obtaining the verification information or whose weight exceeds the maximum gross operating mass.
Make sure there are containers whose weight has been verified before boarding the ship.
Second, the method of weight verification and the allowable error range are defined.
It is stipulated that the shipper's verification weight and the actual error shall not exceed 5% and the maximum error shall not exceed 1 ton.
If it exceeds, it shall be imposed a fine of not less than 1,000 yuan but not more than 30,000 yuan by the maritime administrative agency.
The third is to clarify the legal liability of the container exceeding the maximum operating total quality and the larger error.
If the container exceeds the maximum gross operating mass or the verified weight has a large error with the actual weight, it will pose a threat to the safety of ships, wharf facilities and relevant personnel. For this reason, the "rules" set the corresponding legal liability for such illegal ACTS and explained the maximum operating total quality.
What exactly is VGM? Today we will take you to understand the container weight verification new regulation (VGM). What safety risks will the container overweight bring to the port, wharf and ship safety, and what rules does VGM have? (for reference only, subject to the actual requirements of the shipping company and the wharf)
What is VGM? What are the specific rules?
International maritime organization (IMO) issued to the implementation of the convention on the international safety of life at sea (SOLAS convention) on export container weight check (VGM), the requirements of the relevant rules requirements since July 1, 2016, unless the shipper on the bill of lading to the shipping carrier and/or terminal representative provide container weight, otherwise the container will no longer allow loading. Its main purpose is to verify the total container weight requirements, is a commitment to safety. Misreporting of gross container weight poses risks to people inside and outside the country, inland and sea cargo and equipment, and can lead to accidents. The VGM requirement is intended to reduce these risks.
The new rules make it clear that:
The shipper is responsible for providing the container weight
There are two approved weighing methods to determine the container's weight
Terminal operators have a duty to ensure that containers with verified weights can be boarded
Thus, the new regulations are essential for improving maritime safety and ensuring that risks are reduced in goods, containers and all aspects of container transport throughout the supply chain.
Under the new regulations, the shipper is responsible for providing the ocean carrier or the terminal representative with a check of the total weight of each container in which the cargo is carried before the ship is loaded. But who are the shippers designated under the new rules? The shipper shall be a legal entity.
Refers to the shipper on the ocean bill of lading or ocean waybill and the relevant shipping documents
It refers to the party or representative who has signed the contract of carriage with the shipping company. Therefore, the shipper will be responsible for providing cargo container weight checks, whether on behalf of a third party or otherwise, so it is necessary to be aware of the new requirements.
Whether or not such documents have been uploaded through the company's website or EDI system, the shipper shall provide the container's loading weight verification in the shipping instructions.
The shipper needs to schedule the VGM into the shipment cycle
Shippers need to establish a process of integrating volume and weight services between each link of the supply chain (freight forwarders, truck drivers, terminals and shipping lines).
Since the shipper is the legal responsible person for providing the VGM, it is necessary to calculate the potential cost of this provision.
Shippers need to be aware of local regulations and penalties that may be involved.
If the shipper fails to provide VGM information to the carrier and the terminal representative on time, the carrier and the terminal representative have the right to refuse the shipment.
Impact on shippers
1. Who is responsible for submitting VGM information?
The "shipper" on the ocean bill of lading is the party responsible for providing the VGM to the carrier. Each container needs to submit a VGM before it can be loaded onto the ship. The VGM cannot be submitted before the VGM deadline and the container cannot be shipped.
2. Will VGM be displayed on the bill of lading?
3. Does VGM have requirements for bulk cargo?
As a result of the implementation of the new regulations, it is the pier's responsibility to ensure that the full VGM information for each booking is available before finalizing the shipment schedule.
The terminal will receive VGM information from the shipper or ocean carrier, so it is necessary to have facilities to receive EDI or other system equipment to ensure that the information can enter the system in time. If the VGM information is submitted under port supervision, the terminal will need to send the information to the carrier.
In rare cases, a terminal may weigh a container that has submitted VGM information. If there is any difference between the two, the value selected by the pier will be the final result.
Container overweight will bring great danger to the ship's safety, small make up again in the way of questions and answers for you to comb the relevant provisions of VGM, for everyone to remember!
A few questions and answers about VGM
(1) the origin of VGM?
The international maritime organization (IMO) aims to increase maritime safety and reduce transportation risks caused by overweight cargo containers. Applicable to global maritime transport. Marine accident caused by overweight!
(ii) the effective date of VGM?
It will take effect on July 1, 2016.
(3) what is the weight of an export container?
"Export cargo container weight" = weight (Gross weight) + goods packaging weight (including pallets, cartons, reinforcement materials, etc.) + the empty weight of the container (mark on the box body tare) export cargo container weight is the weight of goods, goods packaging weight (including pallets, cartons, reinforcement materials, etc.) and the empty weight of the container (mark on the box body tare) combined.
(iv) who will submit the VGM information?
STEP1: the shipper is responsible for providing the actual weight of the goods to the booking agent;
STEP2: the booking agent shall be responsible for sending the shipowner or shipowner agent in the form of EDI;
STEP3: it shall be sent to the port area and the ship by the owner or ship agent.
Consignor → consignor booking agent → owner or ship agent → port area and ship.
(v) who will verify the authenticity of the VGM data?
A. consignor's own check;
B. the owner does not verify the accuracy of the VGM data;
C. Maritime authorities have the right to challenge the data.
(vi) is there any deadline for VGM?
The shipping company has a deadline, which shall be determined by each shipping company.
(vii) risk of not submitting VGM or late submitting VGM?
NO VGM, NO LOAD!
(8) if the submitted VGM data need to be changed, what should I do?
A. the shipping company allows modification before the deadline;
B. Modification is allowed after the deadline, but the shipping company needs to charge;
C. No alteration shall be accepted in principle 6 hours before the ship berths. (in accordance with the shipping company's rules, the agents have to stare!)
(9) if the VGM data is not submitted, are there any remedial measures?
For export cargo containers without VGM information, the shipper may choose to apply for weighing to the port area when entering the port, and the port area shall issue the VGM report and charge a certain fee. (each freight forwarding agent and the wharf have the regulation, certainly made clear in advance!!)