COSCON signs up for INTTRA eVGM solution

Electronic shipping platform INTTRA has secured a prized new customer for its eVGM service, as top container operator Cosco Container Lines (COSCON) signed on recently.

The top Asian line has adopted INTTRA’s eVGM Service to facilitate compliance by COSCON and its customers with a recently implemented global container weight requirement.  The IMO’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment requires every container to have a VGM – or certified weight – in order to be loaded onto a ship.  

“COSCON is market-oriented and strives to ensure client satisfaction. As a company, we will continue to comply with the latest international standards and methods to improve our service quality,” the line said in a press release.

"INTTRA is pleased to expand its excellent relationship with COSCON by welcoming the company to the INTTRA eVGM network,” said INTTRA Asia sales vp John Vitkus.

“INTTRA’s suite of services has contributed to COSCON’s focus on reducing the cost of container transactions and has improved efficiency throughout their operations across Europe, US and Asia.” 

INTTRA's eVGM Service provides the operational capabilities for digital submission, receipt, processing and auditing of SOLAS-compliant VGMs for shippers and carriers.  COSCON’s customers using INTTRA e-commerce solutions will be able to submit VGM information through a variety of channels, including EDI, XML, the web and mobile devices. 

Posted 23 September 2016

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Vincent Wee

Asia Editor, Seatrade Maritime News