Container weight regulation


Effective July 1st 2016, a new container weight regulation will be implemented by International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Any shipping container leaving from any port in the world must be accompanied by a shipping document signed either electronically or in hard copy by the shipper on the bill of lading listing the verified gross mass of a container in order to be loaded onto a ship.

The weighing must be done in one of two approved ways:

  • The container is stuffed and weighted on a weightbrige to get the VGM.
  • All components in the container are weighed separately, including pallets, packing and lashing materials. The container tare is added to the sum of the individual components weights to get VGM.

See below link for information from the swedish transport authorities.

For questions regarding your shipments please contact NTEX Sea department.

Tel: 031 – 727 85 80 / Mail: