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. 

The workgroup consists of the following SMDG members:

  • Michael Schroeder (Hapag - Lloyd) - Chairman VERMAS
  • Jost Mueller (Navis- interschalt- M+B) - Co-Chairman VGM Activities
  • Paul Wauters (PSA Antwerp)
  • Stefano Ottonello (M.S.C. Le Navi Genoa)
  • Yoshi Kito (EDI Expert)

Contact Michael Schroeder to join the workgroup  

Further documenations can be found in: