About W.E.C. Lines
We are specialised in all sea freight that can be transported by containers via both deep sea and short sea. With over 43 years of experience and a widespread network of offices and agents, we have detailed expertise in all our cargos, including knowledge of local customs formalities, laws and regulations. We organise precise and effective transport for all your cargo. With a single point of contact, direct lines of communication, and a high degree of flexibility. A question today means an answer today!
Verified gross mass (VGM)
In order to improve maritime safety conditions at sea and on shore, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted mandatory amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SALOAS). These amendments, which will become effective on 1 July 2016, have the purpose to obtain an accurate gross weight of a packed container prior to loading aboard the ship.
The IMO has issued Guidelines which were intended to established a common approach for the implementation and enforcement of the SOLAS requirements regarding the verification of the verified gross mass (VGM) of packed containers. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on complying with the rules and implementation of the SOLAS container weight verification requirements.
Our services are comprehensive and specifically focused on the cargos relevant to you. In other words: a tailor-made concept, flexible and fully customer-focused for optimal supply chain management. W.E.C. Lines harbours the knowledge, experience and equipment to deliver your cargo as planned and agreed, hassle-free for both you and your client. This includes cargoes of hazardous or awkward nature and for which special or food grade equipment is required. Our experienced and first-rate agency network is at your service and can be consulted for local expertise, professional advice and competitive quotes.
W.E.C. Lines’ agents naturally have an in-depth knowledge of the ins and outs of the individual ports, in Northern Europe, Portugal, Spain, Morocco and East Africa, the French West Indies and Pakistan. Our specialists are fully acquainted with specific local legislations and requirements and will take the burden off your shoulders every time.
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