DB Schenker Adopts INTTRA Solution for Compliance with SOLAS Regulations

DB Schenker Adopts INTTRA Solution for Compliance with SOLAS Regulations
Danny Gill

DB Schenker has adopted the INTTRA eVGM Service to facilitate customer compliance with new container weight requirements. Under the International Maritime Association’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment, only containers with VGMs, or certified weights, can be authorized to be loaded onto ships. The safety measure, which went into effect on July 1, 2016, aims to ensure optimal balance of cargo for maximum stability of container ships worldwide.

“We are pleased to adopt the INTTRA eVGM Service which enables fast and efficient submission of the required VGM data directly to the carriers that are connected to the INTTRA platform,” said Marcus Leaver, Senior Vice President of Global Ocean Freight at Schenker AG. “Our customers benefit from the partnership as increased efficiencies and lean processes minimize operational expenses and improve the flow of information.”

“We are very happy to expand our longstanding partnership with DB Schenker and welcome them to the growing eVGM network,” said Inna Kuznetsova, INTTRA’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Taking advantage of standardized submissions to multiple carriers on a single platform helps DB Schenker to facilitate seamless customer service and grow operational efficiency.”

Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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