Modern Terminals Ready for IMO SOLAS Launch - Global Trade Magazine
  June 7th, 2016 | Written by

Modern Terminals Ready for IMO SOLAS Launch

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  • All container terminals under Modern Terminals Group are now equipped to provide container weighing services.
  • Modern Terminals has been working with shippers, carriers, and truckers to ensure a smooth VGM process.
  • MTL ecec: “We are pleased to be able to offer VGM services to our customers in Hong Kong and China.”

Modern Terminals Limited has confirmed its preparedness for IMO SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) requirements.

The new rules, which require shippers to provide ocean carriers with VGMs of packed containers before loading, go into effect on July 1.

All container terminals under Modern Terminals Group, including Hong Kong, DaChan Bay and Taicang are now fully equipped to provide container weighing services to our customers who need assistance. The Modern Terminals team has been working closely with shippers, carriers, and truckers to ensure a smooth process is in place upon SOLAS VGM go live in July.

“We are pleased to be able to offer VGM services to our customers across our business units in Hong Kong and China, and we continue to work closely with local government authorities to ensure a smooth and effective transition for customers in meeting SOLAS requirements,” said Peter Levesque, Chief Operating Officer of Modern Terminals’ Group.

Modern Terminals Limited (MTL) opened Hong Kong’s first purpose-built container terminal facility in 1972. Today, the company owns and operates container terminals at Kwai Tsing Container Port, Hong Kong. MTL operates and holds a majority of shares in DaChan Bay Terminals in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and cooperates with Ningbo Port Co. Ltd. in its investment in Taicang International Gateway in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD). In the PRD, MTL also holds equity stakes in both Shekou Container Terminals and Chiwan Container Terminal.

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