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Headline:      Announcement - SOLAS
Description:  In view of the Amendment in SOLAS Convention Chapter VI Part-A Regulation-2 (MSC.1/Circ.1475) which has been enforced with effect from 1st Jul 2016, all shippers are required to provide Verified Gross Mass (VGM) to carriers / terminal prior to loading onboard vessels. Directorate General of Ports & Shipping (DG P&S) has also issued a Shipping Notice No. 001/2016 dated 20th June 2016 in this regard. The VGM can be calculated and provided through any of the prescribed method as mentioned in the DG P&S Shipping Notice. The said notice also states that the provision of VGM is the sole responsibility of shippers failing which will confine carriers / terminals to load such containers onboard vessels until their VGM is duly provided by the shippers. Further details you may check in the Operations and Reporting Process of Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Hutchison Ports KICTL.

Hutchison Ports Karachi International Container Terminal (Hutchison Ports KICT) can also help in providing the VGM to the Shippers through its ten (10) state-of-the-art computerized Weigh Bridges which are certified by Sindh Weight & Measures and are checked every alternate day to maintain its accuracy. Provision of VGM at Hutchison Ports KICT can be beneficial for shippers in following ways:
  • Accuracy
  • Accredited from Local Authorities
  • 24/7 availability
  • Quick (during the process of gate-in)
  • Hassle free
Shippers / agents desirous to use Hutchison Ports KICT weighing facility, should intimate us in advance at the time of processing their pre-export advice so that their VGM can be recorded and communicated to carriers in real time. They will be asked to sign and stamp following undertaking at the time of gate-in of their Export containers.

Announcement  Announcement

Notice  Notice to Trade

Process  Operation and Reporting Process of Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Hutchison Ports KICTL

FORMS  1. Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Undertaking  2. Weighment Request

You may contact us

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support@kictl.com ; Ext. 292/306 (Shipping Lines may contact Customer Support)
helpdesk@kictl.com ; Ext. 331/389 (Clearing Agent/Consignee may contact Helpdesk)

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