The unrivalled scope of INTTRA's network creates efficiency by enabling the exchange of VGMs with multiple carriers through a single, standardized channel.
Customers will have access to the INTTRA eVGM service, which provides operational capabilities for digital submission, receipts, processing and auditing of VGMs.
Expansion of the INTTRA/Info-X alliance will enable customers to quickly and easily submit VGMs under multiple weighing and container packing scenarios without requiring changes to the process of booking containers or providing shipping instructions.

What is VGM, Verified Gross Mass ?

The consequences of misdeclaring the gross mass of a packed container can be far-reaching. Should a discrepancy between the declared gross mass and the actual gross mass of a packed container go unnoticed, it could have an adverse impact on the safety of the ship, seafarers and shore-side workers, by leading to incorrect vessel stowage decisions and potentially collapsed container stacks or loss of containers overboard. In 2011, work started at IMO on the development of measures to prevent loss of containers. In view of marine casualties and incidents in which misdeclared container mass had been a contributing factor, one strand of the work was the possible establishment of a requirement that packed containers be weighed to obtain their actual gross mass prior to vessel loading.

SOLAS Container weight verification