Global Ports says its terminals are ready to comply with IMO requirements on VGM
Global Ports has completed its work on development of information systems and technological processes of its terminals to comply with the requirements of IMO on Verified Gross Mass (VGM), says the Group’s press center.
The statement says special changes have been introduced into the technological and operational processes at all terminals of the Group to meet the IMO requirements. Information systems have been adapted for VGM data exchange between a ship owner and a port operator.
Special conditions have been ensured at Global Ports’ terminals for a verification procedure to be executed in the port. VGM certificate will be provided to cargo owners in the form of an e-document.
First Container Terminal, Moby Dik and Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company have already obtained from Russian Maritime Register of Shipping a certificate authorizing them for providing services on verification. Petrolesport and Ust-Luga Container Terminal have applied to the Register and expect the certificates to issued by June 20.
Vasily Shultsev, Director of the Group’s Commercial Department in the North-West Region, said that new requirements on VGM would not result in any loss of time.
Global Ports Investments PLC is the leading operator of container terminals in the Russian market. Global Ports’ terminals are located in the Baltic and Far East Basins, key regions for foreign trade cargo flows. Global Ports operates five container terminals in Russia (Petrolesport, First Container Terminal, Ust-Luga Container Terminal and Moby Dik in the Russian Baltics, and Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in the Russian Far East) and two container terminals in Finland (Multi-Link Terminals Helsinki and Multi-Link Terminals Kotka). Global Ports also owns inland container terminals Yanino Logistics Park and Logistika-Terminal, both located in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, and has a 50% stake in the major oil product terminal AS Vopak E.O.S. in Estonia.
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