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16.06.2016 – Verified Gross Mass (other content will be opened in the new window through a button or a hidden link on the name “Verified Gross Mass” itself, same principle for all other press content below)

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted amendments to the Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) convention, which require shipper’s to declare Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of all containers before loading on board a vessel. Verified gross mass means that container weights cannot be estimated.

The regulation is compulsory and applies worldwide as of 1st July 2016.

The responsibility for obtaining and providing the VGM (Verified Gross Mass) lies with the shippers.

There are 2 methods by which shipper may obtain the VGM of a packed container:

 

Method 1 : Weighing of the packed container

Method 2 : Weighing all packages and cargo items including pallets and dunnage and adding container tare weight.

 

Please note in some countries national authorities require “ Method 2” shippers to register for auditing purposes.

This requirement is in place in the UK as all “Method 2” shippers must register with the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

SSL can assist all customers in obtaining VGM. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Additional details on the SOLAS VGM regulations can be found on IMO’s web site.

18.05.2016 – Turkey office opens

Due to increasing demand for quality logistics services SSL have opened a branch office in Bursa Turkey.

SSL are offering a wide range of services in Turkey including:

FTL and LTL trailer loads, routing either overland or via Mediterranean roro connections.

Dedicated small vans for urgent shipments.

Out of gauge project cargoes.

Container shipments via all main Turkish ports, including 45ft palletwides.

Bonded warehousing.

Local distribution.

Transit cargoes to Caucasus, Southern Russia, Turkmenistan, Iran and Iraq.

13.04.2016 – Poland to Zeebrugge

SSL completed another project cargo move – when a 10 metre long and 5.3 metre wide piece of modern art was delivered from Poland to Zeebrugge port.

The sculpture “Van Gogh’s Ear” by Scandinavian artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset was transported by SSL from the manufacturing site in Poland to Zeebrugge port, ahead of shipment to New York.

The schedule of this move was very challenging but deadlines were met and cargo arrived safely by careful coordination between all parties.

14.07.2014 – Extreme Sailing Series

Now in its eighth season in 2014, the award-winning and adrenaline-fueled global series has given the sport of sailing a healthy dusting-off. Bringing the action to the public with Stadium Sailing, putting guests at the heart of the battle and dramatically increasing the pace on the water, the creators of the Extreme Sailing Series™ have set new standards, both in terms of high level competition and sporting entertainment.

SSL was pleased to work with the organisers transporting 31 x 40ft container loads of boats and equipment to St Petersburg ahead of the June 2014 event in the city. The operation involved close co-ordination with customs and local authorities in order ensure just in time arrival as well as prompt re-export of the cargo for the following round in Wales.

23.10.2013 – SSL Inland Container Terminal in Veliky Novgorod opens

Our Veliky Novgorod base enables customers to avoid expensive port storage costs in St Petersburg port and will facilitate accurate JIT arrival in Moscow warehouses. The terminal is equipped with container

 

05.06.2013 – St Petersburg office opens

Due to increasing container flow to St Petersburg port, episode hack SSL opens an office in St Petersburg to supplement existing operations in Moscow and Vyborg.

dramatically increasing the pace on the water, the creators of the Extreme Sailing Series™ have set new standards, both in terms of high level competition and sporting entertainment.

SSL was pleased to work with the organisers transporting 31 x 40ft container loads of boats and equipment to St Petersburg ahead of the June 2014 event in the city. The operation involved close co-ordination with customs and local authorities in order ensure just in time arrival as well as prompt re-export of the cargo for the following round in Wales.