SMDG Newsletter # 1 (2013/11) (BAPLIE 3.0 issue)
SMDG Newsletter # 2 (2015/10) (VGM Issue)
October 2016: SMDG elects new chairman and secretary general
During the SMDG meeting #68 in Hamburg on October 5th, 2016, Bruis van Driel was elected chairman and Arthur Touzot was elected secretary general replacing Simon Spoormaker and Gerry Endenburg, who will retire.
May 2015: SMDG installed VGM subgroup.
The SOLAS amendments, Chapter VI, Part A, Regulation 2, concerning Verified Gross Mass of containers (VGM) will become effective in July 2016. SMDG installed a VGM subgroup working on amendments for BAPLIE and Container Messages with regard to EDI transmission of information related to VGM.
APRIL 2016: VERMAS message structure approved by UN/CEFACT. VERMAS MIG version 1.0 will be the final and stable version of the MIG of this message with the new and official codes, allocated by the UN/CEFACT at the end of April.
JUNE 2016: VERMAS MIG version 1.0 is the final and stable version of the MIG of this message with the new and official codes, allocated by UN/CEFACT. Download the final Implementation Guideline from our documents section.
Container Messages: All relevant MIG's, including the amendments for the accommodation of the VGM requirements, are available in the DOCUMENTS Section 'Container Messages'.