APM Terminals Gothenburg has launched a new product that will facilitate weighing of containers and at the same time increase safety across its maritime operations.
In a statement, the terminal operator said it launched the product on 15 March and will help it abide by existing IMO regulations on container weighing. It will begin by weighing all Maersk and Sealand export containers.
The IMO guidelines mean that shippers are obliged to provide an accurate container weight through the standard of verified gross mass (VGM).
To make the process smoother for its customers, APM Terminals Gothenburg now offers the safe and seamless container weighing VGM service.
The first to accede to the new service was APM Terminal’s largest customer, Maersk.
Pierre-Eric Papoz, Sales Manager Scandinavia at Maersk, said, “Safety at sea is the foundation of our service. The VGM process provided by APM Terminals Gothenburg is fully automated and connected to our system in a simple way.
This is the most reliable service we see in the market and we are proud that we can now launch this service to our Swedish customers”, says Pierre-Eric Papoz, Sales Manager Scandinavia at Maersk.
Magnus Lundberg, Head of Commercial at APM Terminals Nordic, also commented, “Even though the service is new, we already see some interest from the market.
“Not only does the VGM service lead to increased maritime safety, our solution also contributes to simplified administration and reduced risk of unexpected additional costs for our customers.”