Container weighing in the Port of Norrköping from July 1st
From July 1, new rules on the weighing of sea containers applies. Filled sea containers must now have a certified gross weight before being loaded for shipping.
The rules are based on regulations from IMO, International Maritime Organisation, and means that filled sea containers must have a certified gross weight before being loaded for shipping. The gross weight is determined by weighing, and the information must appear on the shipping document. A special certificate, VGM (Verified Gross Mass), shall verify the export container’s total weight.
The regulations state that it is the transport buyer / sender (“Shipper”) who shall ensure that the verified gross weight of the container appears in the shipping document. If the shipping document for a full container lacks information on verified gross weight, it will not be loaded on the ship according to the regulations.
Port of Norrköping therefore provides weighing of containers with the help of container trucks’ existing weighing equipmen
More information about routines and pricing is available here.