Verified Gross Mass (VGM)

North America VGM Cutoffs

Please see below details for Verified Gross Mass (VGM) submission in the United States and Canada. For more information about VGM, please visit our dedicated website found here

 

Terminals with a “No VGM, No Gate-in” Policy

The terminals listed below have announced a “No VGM, No gate-In policy”. It’s important to emphasize that the “No VGM, No Gate-in” policy is decided and enforced by the terminal and not by Safmarine. This policy will prevent a packed container from entering the gate when a VGM hasn’t been submitted. The VGM will need to be submitted to Safmarine*.

Load Port Terminal Service VGM cutoff via e-channels VGM cutoff via manual channels Cargo cutoff Local Time
Long Beach Total Terminals International TP2 2 hour prior to gate-in 12 hours prior to gate-in TUE 16:30
Los Angeles Lsa Apl/Eagle Term Berth TP5 2 hours prior to gate-in 12 hours prior to gate-in TUE 16:00
Newark Newark - Maher Terminal AZX 2 hours prior to gate-in 12 hours prior to gate-in WED 16:00
Seattle TOTAL TERMINALS - Seattle T-46 TP9 2 hour prior to gate-in 12 hours prior to gate-in MON 16:00

* 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.

 

Terminals without a “No VGM, No Gate-in” Policy

The terminals listed below don’t have a “No VGM, No Gate-in” policy, and do accept packed containers at the gate when a VGM is absent. Please keep in mind that while the terminal may accept the container, Safmarine will still require a VGM as a condition for loading a vessel*.

Load Port Terminal Service VGM cutoff via e-channels VGM cutoff via manual channels Cargo cutoff Local Time Applicable Fee**
Mobile Mobile Container Terminal TA3 2 hour prior to gate-in 12 hours prior to gate-in MON 16:30 Yes - $65 fee
Mobile Mobile Container Terminal TP18 2 hour prior to gate-in 12 hours prior to gate-in TUE 16:30 Yes - $65 fee
Newark Apm Terminal - Berth 88 MECL 2 hours prior to gate-in or 8am local port time day of CY cut, whichever is first 12 hours prior to gate-in WED 16:30 Yes - $75 fee
Newark Apm Terminal - Berth 88 TA5 2 hours prior to gate-in or 8am local port time day of CY cut, whichever is first 12 hours prior to gate-in Mon 16:00 Yes - $75 fee
Newark Apm Terminal - Berth 88 TP12 2 hours prior to gate-in or 8am local port time day of CY cut, whichever is first 12 hours prior to gate-in THU 16:00 Yes - $75 fee
Newark Apm Terminal - Berth 88 TP10 2 hours prior to gate-in or 8am local port time day of CY cut, whichever is first 12 hours prior to gate-in TUE 16:00 Yes - $75 fee
Los Angeles LSA APM Terminal Pier 400 TP6 2 hours prior to gate-in or 8am local port time day of CY cut, whichever is first 12 hours prior to gate-in FRI 16:30 Yes - $85 fee
Baltimore Baltimore - Seagirt Terminal C324 American Express 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:00 No Fee
Baltimore Baltimore - Seagirt Terminal C324 TA5 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:30 No Fee
Baltimore Baltimore - Seagirt Terminal C324 TP12 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Baltimore Baltimore - Seagirt Terminal C324 TA2 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut MON 16:30 No Fee
Boston BOSTON-CONLEY TERMINAL TA5 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Charleston Charleston Terminal N598 Oceania 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Charleston Charleston Terminal N598 MECL 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30 No Fee
Charleston Charleston Terminal N598 TA5 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:30 No Fee
Charleston Charleston Terminal N598 TP11 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Charleston Charleston Terminal N598 TP10 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Charleston Charleston Terminal N598 TA1 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Charleston Charleston Terminal N598 TA3 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut MON 16:30 No Fee
Dutch Harbor Dutch Harbour Terminal TP Alaska 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut WED 16:30 No Fee
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 Canada Atlantic Express 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:00 No Fee
Houston Bay Port Container Terminal MECL 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30 No Fee
Houston Bay Port Container Terminal TA6 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30 No Fee
Houston Bay Port Container Terminal TP18 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Houston Bay Port Container Terminal TA1 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Jacksonville Blount Island Terminal TP10 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:30 No Fee
Long Beach Long Beach SSA Terminal Pier A TP8 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Miami Miami POMTOC Terminal TA6 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut MON 16:30 No Fee
Miami Miami POMTOC Terminal TP11 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut MON 16:30 No Fee
Miami Miami POMTOC Terminal TA1 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut MON 16:30 No Fee
Miami Miami POMTOC Terminal TP18 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal Canada Atlantic Express 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 15:00 No Fee
New Orleans Ceres Gulf Torm TA6 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
New Orleans Ceres Gulf Torm TA3 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Newark Port Newark Container Terminal American Express 2 hours prior to gate-in 12 hours prior to gate-in TUE 16:00 No Fee
Newark Port Newark Container Terminal TP11 2 hours prior to gate-in 12 hours prior to gate-in THU 16:30 No Fee
Newark Port Newark Container Terminal TA2 2 hours prior to gate-in 12 hours prior to gate-in THU 16:30 No Fee
Norfolk NORFOLK VIRGINIA INTL GATEWAY American Express 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:30 No Fee
Norfolk NORFOLK VIRGINIA INTL GATEWAY MECL 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30 No Fee
Norfolk NORFOLK VIRGINIA INTL GATEWAY TA5 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30 No Fee
Norfolk NORFOLK VIRGINIA INTL GATEWAY TP11 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut WED 16:30 No Fee
Norfolk NORFOLK VIRGINIA INTL GATEWAY TP12 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut WED 16:30 No Fee
Norfolk NORFOLK VIRGINIA INTL GATEWAY TA1 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30 No Fee
Norfolk Portsmouth Marine Trml (PMT) TA2 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30 No Fee
Norfolk Norfolk Intl Trml (NIT/VIT) AZX 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut WED 16:30 No Fee
North Charleston North Charleston Terminal American Express 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:30 No Fee
Oakland Oak Intl Cont Term Berth 58 TP6 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:30 No Fee
Oakland Oak Intl Cont Term Berth 58 TP5 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:00 No Fee
Oakland Oak Intl Cont Term Berth 58 TP2 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut MON 16:30 No Fee
Philadelphia Packer Marine Terminal Oceania 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut MON 16:00 No Fee
Port Everglades PORT EVERGLADES TERMINAL TA6 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30 No Fee
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Fairview Cntr Term TP8 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30 No Fee
Savannah Savannah Garden City Terminal MECL 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:30 No Fee
Savannah Savannah Garden City Terminal TA5 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Savannah Savannah Garden City Terminal TP11 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Savannah Savannah Garden City Terminal TP10 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut THU 16:30 No Fee
Savannah Savannah Garden City Terminal TA3 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:30 No Fee
Savannah Savannah Garden City Terminal AZX 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:30 No Fee
Vancouver Delta Port Terminal TP9 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:00 No Fee

* 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 Safmarine. 

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