ZIM to adopt INTTRA eVGM Service as compliance tool for SOLAS VGM
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, one of the world’s leading container shipping carriers, and INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, are pleased to announce ZIM’s implementation of the INTTRA eVGM Service, which will facilitate compliance by ZIM and its customers with the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment. As adopted, the amendment requires all containers to have a VGM – or certified weight – in order to be loaded onto a ship, INTTRA said in its media release.
The INTTRA eVGM Service provides the operational capabilities for digital submission, receipt, processing and auditing of SOLAS-compliant VGMs for shippers and carriers. ZIM customers using INTTRA e-commerce solutions will be able to submit VGM information through a variety of channels, including EDI, XML, the web, mobile devices and e-mail.
Dudi Avni, ZIM VP Customer Service, said: “The eVGM solution now made available to our customers is part of our ongoing efforts to provide first-rate customer service, as part of our strategy and vision.”
“We are pleased to extend our growing e-commerce partnership with ZIM,” said INTTRA’s President and Chief Operating Officer Inna Kuznetsova. “Joining the INTTRA eVGM network will further ZIM’s impressive efforts to leverage IT in order to provide great customer service.”
Established in 1945, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. is one of the world’s leading container shipping carriers, focusing on trades in select markets. ZIM operates a fleet of 80 vessels, calling over 180 ports across the world. With a network of more than 170 offices in over 100 countries, ZIM provides creative operational and logistical solutions to customers.
INTTRA is the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace, information and service provider. INTTRA's innovative transaction and information products, combined with the scale of our network, empower our customers to trade with multiple parties and leverage ocean industry information to improve their business. We work with over 50 leading Carriers and NVOCCs, over 110,000 freight forwarders and shippers, and more than 100 software alliance partners to streamline and standardize the shipping process. Over 650,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing 24 percent of global ocean container trade.