PARSIPPANY, N.J. - INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, and Kuehne + Nagel, a leading global transportation and logistics company, are pleased to announce that INTTRA will become Kuehne + Nagel’s exclusive provider of service to submit its VGM information to ocean carriers and thus facilitate compliance with new container weights requirements. As of July 1, only containers with a verified gross mass will be cleared to be loaded onto a ship under the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment.
The INTTRA eVGM Service, is designed to be the industry’s most efficient and flexible service for VGM compliance. The unrivaled scope of INTTRA’s network creates efficiency by enabling the exchange of VGMs with multiple carriers in a standardized way through a single channel. In addition, the INTTRA eVGM Service maximizes flexibility by facilitating VGM submission under multiple weighing and container packing scenarios without requiring changes to the process of booking containers or providing shipping instructions.
“Kuehne + Nagel has been consistently at the forefront of technology adoption and leveraging standardization to improve operational excellence,” said Inna Kuznetsova, INTTRA’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are very pleased to expand our longstanding partnership with Kuehne + Nagel at this critical time for ocean shipping.”
“The INTTRA eVGM Service reflects how closely INTTRA has worked with the industry to understand and comprehensively address the technology needs created by SOLAS VGM,” said Otto Schacht, Executive Vice President, Sea Logistics, at Kuehne + Nagel. “Their solution gives us a broad range of options for submitting VGMs to our global ocean carrier partners. This solution in combination with Kuehne + Nagel’s own VGM customer portal will contribute to an efficient and reliable communication of VGM data from shipper to carrier.