SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 — Hyundai Merchant Marine has expanded its longstanding relationship with ocean shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA by adopting the INTTRA eVGM Service as a channel to facilitate compliance with the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment.
Under the new rule, which went into effect on July 1, 2016, a VGM – or certified weight — must be provided for each container before it can be loaded onto a ship.
INTTRA's eVGM Service is available in two versions – for Carriers and Shippers — and enables electronic submission of the VGM.
"Many of HMM's customers are already using INTTRA eVGM. By joining the eVGM network, HMM will provide those customers and additional shippers on the network with simplicity and efficiency in submitting VGM information, facilitating even better customer service," said Jim Whalen, INTTRA's President, Asia.
"We have been working in partnership with INTTRA for many years and are pleased to announce the broadening of our relationship to include the SOLAS compliance service. A major benefit will be connecting directly with key customers through a variety of channels, including EDI, XML, the web and mobile devices," said John Kim, Deputy General Manager, Global CS Team, Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.