APL Logistics has started using INTTRA - an electronic marketplace for the shipping industry - that serves as a cost-effective channel for freight forwarders and shippers to submit verified gross mass (VGM) information to multiple shipping lines.
This platform facilitates compliance with the International Maritime Organisation's Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) VGM amendment, which mandates that only containers with a certified weight can be cleared for loading onto ships.
INTTRA's vice president of sales in Asia, John Vitkus, said in statement: "We are pleased that APL Logistics selected INTTRA to provide a powerful, flexible solution that streamlines the VGM submission process across multiple formats and devices."
Said APL Logistics chief operations officer Danny Goh: "We have a step-by-step process to ensure VGM compliance. The INTTRA eVGM service incorporated into our solutions toolkit is expected to further improve VGM submission speed and convenience."
Source : HKSG.