VGM (Verified Gross Mass)
For further information please see the SOLAS/VGM regulations.
1. We understand that the SOLAS requirements (Chapter VI Regulation 2, see: http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Safety/Cargoes/Containers/Documents/MSC.1%20Circ.1475.pdf) require the packed containers' Verified Gross Mass (VGM) to be submitted prior to stowage aboard a vessel. It is herewith agreed that reporting of the correct VGM details is our sole responsibility. We understand that non-compliance herewith will bar the vessel operator from loading a packed container onto the intended vessel, and we undertake that the information provided herein by us is true and accurate for compliance with SOLAS requirements. A. hartrodt is not responsible for the accuracy of the tare weight information of any equipment provided by the vessel operator or shipping line.
2. We declare that the VGM of packed container(s) declared in this form was obtained in accordance with Method 1 or Method 2 as stipulated in the SOLAS Chapter VI Regulation 2 and the applicable law of the State of the loading port.
3. We understand that a.hartrodt will rely on the accuracy of the VGM details furnished by us and that a. hartrodt will tender such details to the vessel operator or any other entity which requires or relies upon this information. In case the VGM details are not made available timely or are not accurate, a.hartrodt will not be allowed to load the container(s) on board of the planned vessel. A subsequent delay of the shipment might occur and non-compliance may result in additional costs for but not limited to stevedoring, transportation, storage, weighing as well as penalties and/or administrative charges.
4. We undertake to comply with SOLAS Chapter VI Regulation 2 and agree to indemnify and will hold a. hartrodt harmless from and against all liabilities, damages, claims suits, actions, losses, fines, penalties, associated costs and additional costs arising from inaccurate, incomplete or delayed VGM details and from non-compliance with SOLAS requirements.