CMA CGM Group we take utmost care to ensure the safe transportation of your cargo. We are also committed to provide a safe working environment for our staff at both sea and landside when guarding and transporting your goods.

What is Verified Gross Mass?

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) convention under regulation 2 of chapter VI which mandates the declaration of the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of a packed container before loading on board vessels within a prescribed cut-off date / time to the shipping line and / or port terminal authorities.

Effective 1st July 2016, the regulation stipulates the use of two approved methods to declare the VGM for each container by the shipper or his representative.

As per the regulation, either of the two approved methods must be used to declare the verified gross mass:

Method 1 Method 2
Real weight of the container including tare when cargo is packed

method 2

Addition of the whole cargo including packing and the tare weight of the container

method 1 VGM

VGM Submission: CMA CGM Offers Organized Procedures for Minimum Hassle

At CMA CGM, we bring full compliance measures on VGM requirements with minimum controls. We gather the VGM information, compile and submit the same to the terminals. Shippers can provide VGM information of their containers on their Shipping Instructions (SI) or through a separate submission. We can accept this information from our eBusiness portal, EDI and using Market Places (INTTRA, GTNexus and CargoSmart).

CMA CGM eBusiness offers efficient VGM declaration

CMA CGM offers an efficient method to declare the VGM. The CMA CGM eBusiness platform provides the ability to electronically transmit the VGM. The eVGM can be transmitted along with the Shipping Instructions or independently once the booking is confirmed.

All our Shippers with an eBusiness account can avail our eVGM service online, we will also offer the service to companies authorized by shippers for managing the VGM submission.

CMA CGM eBusiness eVGM offers a comprehensive dashboard view along with an active online verification process, ensures an error free VGM submission. Shippers can rely on our single window system for real time view on SOLAS compliance.