Freightgate Announces SOLAS VGM Compliance Solution

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 28, 2016

Image: Freightgate Inc

Image: Freightgate Inc

 Freightgate Inc announced an easy to use, integrated (SSO enabled) solution for International Shippers around the world to comply with the new IMO Requirement to certify VGM (Verified Gross Mass). 

The new solution includes a plug-in that let’s you connect directly from your NetSuite Cloud ERP to the Freightgate Logistics Cloud and record your VGM submissions to your carrier.
"We are very excited to bring this timely solution to the market to enable our customers and the shipping public at large to comply with this new global VGM requirement” states Martin Hubert, President and CEO of Freightgate, Inc.. 
He added: “This is yet another proof of the ‘Power of the Cloud’ and the Freightgate Logistics platform to deliver innovation and solutions including those addressing ever changing shipping regulations at lightning speed.”
The new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention requirements goes into effect on July 1, 2016. 
The exporter named on the ocean bill of lading will be required to submit a VGM Weight Verification of each container to their ocean carrier and terminal operator. The VGM Weight Verification will be required prior to loading the shipping container onto the ocean carrier’s vessel.
The main purpose of the VGM (Verified Gross Mass) regulation is to obtain an accurate gross weight of packed ocean freight containers so that cargo ship and terminal operators can put together vessel loading and stowage plans prior to loading shipping containers on ships. 
The Freightgate SOLAS VGM solution makes it easy and simple for all international shippers including NetSuite users to comply by the implementation date. 
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