Verified Gross Mass (VGM)

Please see below details for Verified Gross Mass (VGM) submission in Canada. For more information about VGM, please visit our dedicate website found here.  Transport Canada, the enforcement agency from the Canadian government, has issued their implementation guidelines which can be found by clicking here.   

For information on requirements regarding the calibration and the certification of weighing equipment for the purpose of trade the shipper may contact any of the authorized service providers (ASP) recognized by Measurement Canada and listed on the following web site at: https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/mc/asp/srch/aspSearch.html

VGM Cutoffs in Canada 

As a general guidance, the VGM should be received by Maersk Line two (2) hours prior to cargo cut-off if sent via EDI or e-channels, and twelve (12) hours prior to cargo cut-off for manual submission. While your VGM cut-off will be noted on your booking confirmation, we can confirm the following cutoffs for our services in Canada: 

Port Terminal Service VGM cutoff via e-channels VGM cutoff via manual channels Cargo cutoff Local Time
Halifax Halifax Terminal 1 Canada Atlantic Express 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:00
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal Canada Atlantic Express 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 15:00
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Cntr Terminal TP8 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30
Vancouver Delta Port Terminal TP9 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:00

Please note this information is subject to change thus we highly encourage you to revisit this information on our website for further updates.

* Terminal policy, VGM deadlines and CY cargo cutoffs are subject to change without notice. Please continue to check our website for updates or contact your local customer service representative. 

** Terminal Fees related to VGM are decided and applied by the terminal and not by Maersk Line. 

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