Friday, May 27, 2016

Kuehne + Nagel chooses INTTRA for container weight compliance

Kuehne + Nagel has chosen INTTRA to submit its VGM information to ocean carriers and facilitate compliance with new container weight requirements, according to an INTTRA statement. As of July 1, only containers with a verified gross mass will be cleared to be loaded onto a ship under the International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment.

The INTTRA eVGM Service, is designed to be an efficient and flexible service for VGM compliance. The scope of INTTRA's network enables the exchange of VGMs with multiple carriers in a standardized way through a single channel. In addition, the INTTRA eVGM Service maximizes flexibility by facilitating VGM submission under multiple weighing and container packing scenarios

without requiring changes to the process of booking containers or providing shipping instructions.

"The INTTRA eVGM Service reflects how closely INTTRA has worked with the industry to understand and comprehensively address the technology needs created by SOLAS VGM," said Otto Schacht, executive vice president, Sea Logistics, at Kuehne + Nagel. "Their solution gives us a broad range of options for submitting VGMs to our global ocean carrier partners. This solution in combination with Kuehne + Nagel's own VGM customer portal will contribute to an efficient and reliable communication of VGM data from shipper to carrier.

INTTRA's eVGM Service is available in two versions – for carriers and shippers.

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