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The VGM is the measurement of a shipping container’s total weight, including its contents.
Effective from 1st July 2016, a packed container is not allowed to be loaded on board vessels unless its VGM has been provided by to the ocean carrier prior to the load list cut-off date.
Deadline for submission of VGM is published on our website under local schedule.
Please make sure to submit VGM on time. Without VGM your container will not be
If you have any further inquiries, our booking team will be happy to assist you.
For purposes of this regulation, the full responsibility falls to that of the Shipper who appears on the Carrier’s B/L.
ZIM will receive the VGM from the Freight Forwarder consolidating the cargo and not the separate weights of each different part of the shipment.
The Tare of the containers can be found on the door of the container. You are welcomed to call your local Customer Service representative to receive this information as well.
We intend to provide an option on the ZIM.com website to retrieve the Tare of the container.
This is determined locally. The Carrier is responsible to include the VGM in the load list submitted to the terminal. Each terminal requires the load list at a different point in time prior to vessel arrival. Our agents will provide the cutoff time. We intend to provide the VGM Cutoff time on our booking confirmation.