Monday, 21 March 2016
OCEMA (U.S.) Adopts Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Best Practice and VGM Process Map
In an effort
to facilitate compliance with the IMO’s Verified Gross Mass rule, the 18 ocean
carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (United
States) have unanimously adopted a Recommended Best Practice for the Acceptance
and Transmission of Verified Gross Mass.
to the following content:
OCEMA Press Release
OCEMA VGM Process Map
OCEMA VGM Best Practice
OCEMA is an association of 18 major
U.S. and foreign flag international ocean common carriers that provides a forum
for its members to discuss operational, safety, and related matters pertaining
to the intermodal transportation of ocean freight within the U.S. Included in
its scope are equipment-related operational, safety, and regulatory activities.
OCEMA also operates the CCM chassis pool system, which manages 140,000 chassis
at over 200 U.S. intermodal locations. OCEMA’s VGM website is here.
deviate from the OCEMA Best Practice as it deems necessary.