We want your experience with us to be straight forward, we have taken an initiative towards Safety due to variance between weight provided. The most recent incident in Jan-2020 occurred on Aotea Maersk where a container stack collapsed due to a weight discrepancy.
Effective 01-June-2020, we will verify & compare the declared weight.
The 3 Checks we will perform are:
1. Discrepancy between VGM and weight in shipping instruction is +/- 5000 kgs.
2. Declared VGM exceeds allowable payload as per CSC Plate (excluding SOC)
3. Declared VGM is less than Tare Weight of the container.
Any failures to these checks will result in a Weight discrepancy fee of USD 100 per bill of lading.
We encourage you to declare the correct weight via your preferred channels.