SMDG e.V. > Working Groups > VERMAS – VGM

Working Group Chair: Michael Schröder

The SOLAS amendments, Chapter VI, Part A, Regulation 2, concerning Verified Gross Mass of containers (VGM) became effective in July 2016.
This regulation stipulates that the shipper is responsible to report the VGM to the carrier, and the carrier to the terminal. SMDG developed and published the new VERMAS message which serves the purpose of VGM reporting. In addition, the BAPLIE and the Container Messages were enhanced to enable VGM-related EDI transmissions.”

Further documentation can be found in:

Recommendation #6 shows the typical usage of these Edifact Messages and the corresponding business use case that is covered by them

Any questions and requests should be addressed to the WG-chair.