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DP World Tarragona is ready for the new SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) regulation imposed by the International Maritime Organization that goes into effect as from 1 July 2016.
Our terminal & operational systems are fully operational to record and process the new VGM information which implies:
We have invested and will continue to invest in state-of-the-art infrastructure to offer an efficient weighing solution to our trade partners.
DP World is investing in state of the art container weighing solutions to provide shippers with a seamless service when exporting goods through its Spanish container terminal.
As of 1 July 2016, we will offer this weighing solution as an exception flow without disruption or delay to operational flows. A weigh request can be sent to DP World Tarragona - shoponline www.dpworldtarragona.net - via a special service request.
In the coming months, the weighing service will be further integrated within our terminal operations. This will ensure that a fully compliant and verified weighing solution in accordance with the new IMO legislation can be offered for every laden export container.
You can either:
Parallel to booking a container with shipping line agent or freight forwarder, you need to contact a party that can provide you with a valid VGM certificate. The VGM information needs to be forwarded to the shipping line, who in turn will communicate the VGM to DP World Tarragon together with the load list.
VGM information can only be sent to DP World Tarragona via EDI communication or can be provided directly at gate by Hauliers using a valid VGM form:
We can wait for VGM information to be provided up to maximum 12 hours before ETA of the vessel.
If the shipping line has not provided the VGM 12 hours before the arrival of the vessel, or VGM doesn't appear on COPRAR list, the container will not be loaded onto the vessel. A change of vessel fee will be applied as defined in our general terms and conditions.
You can request DP World Tarragona to weigh your container and provide you with a valid VGM certificate.
In order to guarantee the shipment of your container:
your request must arrive at least 24 hours before the ETA of the vessel (VGM Request) in our shoponline webpage www.dpwordtarragona.net and the container must arrive at least 12 hours before the ETA of the vessel. When arriving later, we cannot guarantee that the container can be weighed in time.
The VGM certificate will be sent to you via mail. You must forward this VGM certificate to your shipping line.
We strongly suggest to sign our general terms and conditions that you can find in our shoponline. This will authorize DPW Tarragona to sign the VGM certificate on behalf of the requestor and reduce the risk for delay in the administrative flow and subsequent loading process. The VGM information will be communicated to the requestor.
As from 1 July 2016, we will determine the VGM by using weigh bridges located on our yard. The containers for which we have received a weigh request will be weighed at one of the weigh bridge and prepared for loading as per normal operational procedure.
DP World has made substantial investments to facilitate the weighing of containers without impacting on the efficiency of our operational processes. We will also continue to invest in the maintenance of our equipment to ensure that our weighing solutions are fully compliant with international and local regulations.
For our service applying to all laden export containers loaded on a vessel on or after 1 July 2016, the following fee is applicable:
The weigh service requested by the Shipper directly to DP World Tarragona, will be invoiced to the Shipper directly.
The weigh service requested by the Shipping Line to DP World Tarragona, will be invoiced to the Shipping Line.
All other fees will be charged to the Shipping Line.
Please determine how you will obtain a VGM certificate and contact your nominated shipping agent or freight forwarder to ask how you can exchange VGM information.
If you require DPW Tarragona to provide you with a VGM certificate, you need to register at our shoponline webpage www.dpworldtarragona.net, and transmit to us the weigh request ahead of time.
Please ensure you have a valid access to our shoponline webpage www.dpworldtarragona.net, and are familiar with the new process for transmitting VGM information.
No additional actions are required.
Phone: 00 34 977.249.010