Digitize Container Information with BoxSnap for SOLAS VGM

We are pleased to announce CargoSmart’s newest mobile app, BoxSnap, which helps you collect and share ocean container information from your smartphone anytime, anywhere to comply with the new Safety of Life at Sea Verified Gross Mass (SOLAS VGM) container weight requirements.

Use your smartphone to take a photo of the container door. BoxSnap leverages optical character recognition (OCR) technology to capture the container number, container type, and tare weight in the photo. Share container photos and information with shipping parties using email and other apps. Save the records in the app for future reference. Read More…


Ningbo E-port Extends Cooperation with CargoSmart for SOLAS VGM Compliance

We are pleased to announce that Ningbo E-port has extended its cooperation with CargoSmart to meet the new container weight requirements for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. Shippers and freight forwarders can now submit the verified gross mass (VGM) of their Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan export containers through Ningbo E-port’s platform at no additional charge. In addition, they will gain visibility to a dashboard with VGM submission deadlines and status for 30 ocean carriers and customs clearance to help ensure timely exports. Read More…


CargoSmart’s SOLAS VGM Platform is Ready!

CargoSmart’s VGM solution is now live! Submit the verified gross mass (VGM) to your carriers through CargoSmart’s platform to comply with the new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention requirements that take effect on July 1. Log in at www.cargosmart.com to get started.

If you submit your booking requests or shipping instructions through CargoSmart, you can submit the corresponding VGMs to your carriers through CargoSmart at no charge. A standalone VGM submission package is also available for a charge. Contact solas@cargosmart.com for the pricing details.

To learn more about the new SOLAS regulation and CargoSmart’s VGM solutions, please visit CargoSmart’s SOLAS Resources page to help you prepare.


Nippon Express, Globaltransol, and ACX Global Select CargoSmart’s VGM Solution

CargoSmart's VGM Solution

We are pleased to announce that CargoSmart’s customers are  preparing to submit the verified gross mass (VGM) of their cargo through its platform to comply with the new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention requirements that go into effect on July 1, 2016. Nippon Express, Globaltransol, and Al Dahra ACX Global are three companies that have selected to submit the VGMs through CargoSmart’s platform. In addition, thousands of shippers and freight forwarders have signed in to CargoSmart’s website to become familiar with the application, set up protocols, and train colleagues. Read More…


SOLAS Live Webinar: Best Practices for VGM Submission

The new Safety of Life at Sea Convention’s Verified Gross Mass (SOLAS VGM) requirement takes effect in less than 15 days. As time is limited, we are here to help!

CargoSmart is hosting a series of free, live webinars to help shippers prepare for the SOLAS VGM implementation. Our first three webinars covered how to submit timely VGMs, how to collaborate with multiple parties to collect the VGM, and the regional requirements for VGM submission.

The fourth topic in our webinar series is focused on best practices for VGM compliance. Read More…