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Cebu Port Authority rewrites rules on verified gross mass

Cebu Port Authority rewrites rules on verified gross mass

Sep. 17 | The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) has issued a new policy revising the implementation of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention verified gross mass (VGM) requirement at Cebu ports, designating an authorized cargo-handling service provider to conduct...

Subic port formulates rules on verified gross mass

Subic port formulates rules on verified gross mass

Aug. 8 | The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has issued its own rules implementing the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) on verified gross mass (VGM) at the Port of Subic. The rules, approved by the SBMA Board on July 14 and which took effect last...

BIC container tare weight database goes live

BIC container tare weight database goes live

Jul. 7 | The new database of container tare weight data recently announced by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC) is now live, with more than half a million containers already uploaded and new files being added daily. Container owners and operators are...

INTTRA develops e-platform for relaying verified box weight

INTTRA develops e-platform for relaying verified box weight

Jun. 30 | Global ocean shipping e-marketplace INTTRA is providing an electronic tool to enable port stakeholders to comply with the mandatory container weighing rule that will come into effect on July 1. The electronic VGM (verified gross mass), or eVGM, was developed...

Global database for tare weight data geared for launch

Global database for tare weight data geared for launch

Jun. 26 | The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) will be launching a pilot database of container tare weight data to provide support to stakeholders, as the new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) mandatory container weight verification requirements come into...

PH port authorities issue guidelines on verified gross mass

PH port authorities issue guidelines on verified gross mass

Jun. 17 | Containers being unloaded at the Batangas port. Photo courtesy of Asian Terminals Inc. Philippine port authorities have finally published rules that will implement the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) mandatory requirement...

Cebu port authorities to release VGM rules in mid-June

Cebu port authorities to release VGM rules in mid-June

Jun. 6 | The rules for the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) verified gross mass (VGM) policy at the Cebu International Port (CIP) will be issued by the second week of June. In an email to PortCalls, Cebu Port Authority (CPA)...

IMO gives 3-month leeway in implementation of VGM

IMO gives 3-month leeway in implementation of VGM

May. 28 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) is allowing governments and port authorities to take a “practical and pragmatic approach” in the first three months of implementation of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)...

Cebu shipping stakeholders produce draft policy on SOLAS VGM ruling

Cebu shipping stakeholders produce draft policy on SOLAS VGM ruling

May. 11 | Atty. Annabel Pulvera-Page, legal and corporate development manager and chief legal officer of Oriental Port and Allied Services Corp, said a dry run of the system to implement the verified gross mass ruling in the Port of Cebu is scheduled on June 1. The...

Philexport supports calls for PPA to take charge of box weight verification ruling

Philexport supports calls for PPA to take charge of box weight verification ruling

Apr. 11 | The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PhilExport) is joining the call for the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to be designated as the government agency to implement and issue guidelines on the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) policy...