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Hyundai Merchant Marine signs up for INTTRA's eVGM service

Hyundai Merchant Marine signs up for INTTRA's eVGM service
Electronic shipping marketplace INTTRA has picked up yet another major customer for its eVGM service, with Korean line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) expanding its longstanding relationship to adopt the INTTRA eVGM Service, the company said.

Under the new IMO Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) ruling, a container's Verified Gross Mass (VGM), or certified weight, must be declared in order to gain clearance to be loaded onto a ship.  

“Many of HMM’s customers are already using INTTRA eVGM. By joining the eVGM network, HMM will provide those customers and additional shippers on the network with simplicity and efficiency in submitting VGM information, facilitating even better customer service,” said INTTRA Asia president Jim Whalen.

“We have been working in partnership with INTTRA for many years and are pleased to announce the broadening of our relationship to include the SOLAS compliance service. A major benefit will be connecting directly with key customers through a variety of channels, including EDI, XML, the web and mobile devices,” said HMM's deputy general manager of its Global CS Team, John Kim.