CargoSmart Introduces Mobile App for SOLAS VGM Compliance

We are pleased to announce BoxSnap, a free app to easily collect and share container weight information through a smartphone to comply with the Safety of Life at Sea Convention’s Verified Gross Mass requirements (SOLAS VGM). The mobile app simplifies and expedites the process for shippers, truckers and cargo weighing parties to obtain VGM information and submit it to their ocean carriers to comply and minimize the risk of held cargo or penalties. Leveraging optical character recognition (OCR) technology, truckers and cargo weighing parties can take a photo of a container, check the captured container number and tare weight, and share it with the parties responsible for filing the VGM.

Nearly 500 people have downloaded BoxSnap since CargoSmart began testing the app in June. Naouri Group, a Jordan-based NVOCC with container weighing services in the Middle East and North Africa, adopted CargoSmart’s VGM solutions to comply with the new regulation. “We have tested the new mobile app and find it to be a useful extension to CargoSmart’s platform to facilitate the VGM submission process,” said Kareem Naouri, chief operations officer of Naouri.

Read the full press release. Learn more and download BoxSnap.


SGS China and CargoSmart Sign Alliance Agreement in Hong Kong

SGS China and CargoSmart Alliance Agreement Signing Ceremony

We are pleased to announce that SGS China and CargoSmart signed an alliance agreement on September 27, 2016 to provide solutions for shippers to meet the new Safety of Life at Sea Convention’s Verified Gross Mass (SOLAS VGM) container weight requirements. The alliance allows shippers to use trusted solutions from both companies to follow standard and efficient weighing procedures and to collect and submit the required information to ocean carriers in a timely manner to comply with VGM requirements. The signing ceremony was held in Hong Kong.

Learn more about CargoSmart’s VGM Solutions.


SGS China and CargoSmart Form Alliance to Offer SOLAS VGM Solutions

We are pleased to announce that SGS China and CargoSmart have teamed up to provide solutions for shippers to meet the new Safety of Life at Sea Convention’s Verified Gross Mass (SOLAS VGM) container weight requirements. The alliance allows shippers to use trusted solutions from both companies to follow standard and efficient weighing procedures and to collect and submit the required information to ocean carriers in a timely manner to comply with VGM requirements.

 

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. SGS helps manufacturers around the globe establish standardized procedures and performs on-site inspections and assessments to verify the weighing process of how VGM data is generated.

“The alliance allows our customers to achieve VGM compliance worldwide from cargo weighing through electronic filing,” said Aaron Wang, national marketing manager of SGS China. “Shippers and weighing service providers can collaborate to submit VGM information online to multiple carriers through CargoSmart’s platform smoothly and easily.”

Read the full press release. Learn more about CargoSmart’s VGM Solutions.


CargoSmart Leverages Advanced Analytics for Clarity at Sea

CargoSmart’s Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center (GVVMC) provides real-time performance monitoring and management of ports. Data presented in the above screenshot is sample data only for demonstration purposes.

CargoSmart leverages TIBCO’s advanced analytics technologies to transform the data supply chain for the ocean shipping industry. Computerworld Hong Kong recently published an interview with CargoSmart and TIBCO about the implementation. Here is an excerpt from the article:

“There is a lot of data which effects how shipments get from origin to destination,” explains Lionel Louie, CargoSmart’s Chief Commercial Officer.

“Many things can happen to impact a voyage. For instance, weather systems have an influence; any labor problem at the terminal can potentially delay the next stage of the journey. Read More…


CargoSmart Selected as a 2016 Great Supply Chain Partner

CargoSmart is pleased to announce that SupplyChainBrain selected CargoSmart as a 2016 Great Supply Chain Partner. In the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners issue, the magazine recognized the valuable service provided to those who nominated them.

This is the 14th year of celebrating SupplyChainBrain’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners. Tremendous growth and evolution have been seen over the years in the quality, quantity, and diversity of companies nominated for the award. Read More…