SOLAS VGM information for Benin
Government approval status
The government position regarding the implementation of the verified gross mass (VGM) amendments in the SOLAS Convention has been defined in decree No. 59/MIT/DC/SGM/CTJ/PAC/CNCB/DMM/SA, dated 30 June 2016.
Verified gross mass or VGM refers to the exact, verified weight of a packed container. For safety reasons, vessel operators can only load a container if its weight has been verified.
In line with Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) regulations, all marine terminals in Benin are now allowed to use their certified scales to record shipment VGM.
What do I need to include in my VGM instructions?
You must include the following on all VGM instructions:
How submit my VGM instructions?
VGM instructions should be submitted on myMSC
Deadlines for sending VGM instructions
Instructions must be recorded before the vessel closing date, i.e. 48 hours before vessel arrival.
Admin fees and costs
Any cost or consequences caused by delay, misdeclaration or manual entry of VGM instructions is payable by the shipper.
For more information, please contact the MSC Benin customer service team
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: + 229 21 31 56 90
The following are prohibited for both important and export
Ports and terminals
MSC operates services to and from BENIN from One Port & Terminal with our stevedore BOLLORE teams to support our customers.
|Port of Loading||Terminal 1|
|Cotonou||BOLLORE BENIN TERMINAL|
Last update: 2022-10-01T01:39:00