VGM Form

VGM Form


Under the International Maritime Agreement for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), all export shipments require verification of actual weight or Verified Gross Mass (VGM) prior to vessel loading, effective July 1st, 2016. VGM is required for all ocean-bound cargo. Please complete the fields below and click 'Submit'. Submission is required as soon as possible to avoid any delays in the movement of your shipment.


To access a downloadable form, CLICK HERE. Submit the completed form as an attachment to


(should be person completing form)

*I hereby certify that the gross mass provided, is the verified gross mass as defined in the IMO Guidelines Regarding the Verified Gross Mass of a Container Carrying Cargo, Paragraph 2.1.MSC.1/Circ.1475

SHIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS (select LCL or FCL and provide container details)

For additional FCLs, download and complete this FCL Form:   CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FCL FORM.



Note: The shipper is responsible for the accuracy of the weight and the verified gross as defined in the IMO Guidelines. if the shipper provides any untimely and/or inaccurate information, the shipper will be liable and responsible for any fines, penalties, delays, additional costs or damages of any kind (e.g., demurrage, detention, storage, reweighing, etc.).


For more information, please refer to the IMO's Guidelines:


Any and all references to VGM requirements are based on referenced guidelines above and are to the best of our knowledge presented accurately. M.E. Dey & Co., Inc. accepts no liability or responsibility for information published herein.