Customer type: Carriers, Forwarders, Consignees, Weighing Companies (Scales).
Date: May 2016
To communicate (real) verified container mass to maritime operators in order to execute proper stevedoring on board ships.
Dispatcher, Shipping Agent, Terminal, Overland Carrier, Railway Carrier, Depot, Forwarder, Weighing Companies (Scales).
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made it requisite for loading a full container that gross weight should be real and verified. The shipper (carrier/dispatcher) is responsible for obtaining, documenting and reporting the gross weight of a container.
Several scenarios are contemplated in which the dispatcher obtains verified gross mass (VGM) and transmits it to the shipping agent, who in turn has to transmit it to the terminal; the shipper or its forwarder or the weighing scale transmits this; the terminal itself, weighing the container at the entrance, transmits the information to the shipping agent as well as to the other profiles involved in the container transport; or even VGM being reported subsequent to the entry of the container in the terminal, using the COPRAR message that sends the Terminal the data on the freight list of a given vessel.
Oriented to Dispatchers/Carriers/Weighing companies/Forwarders and Consignees, this service will facilitate transmission of verified gross mass (VGM) between the different agents.
This service takes advantage of PCSs as data concentrators, favouring the confluence of information from different systems in one and the same point. This guarantees that, regardless of the time and manner in which verified gross mass is transmitted, the terminal will always have it before beginning loading operations.