Export Regulations

Export Regulation

Important guidelines to assist with the regulatory aspect of your shipment

These regulatory procedures are a vital means of ensuring compliance with SOLAS and our VGM eBusiness guide offers a step by step approach to submitting your VGM online.

SOLAS Regulations

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) convention. Effective as from the 1st of July 2016, the regulation stipulates to declare the VGM for each container.


VGM eBusiness guide (must be connected to your eBusiness account)

Cut Off for Documentation and Units on Port

Please note the following is the standardized cutoff for documentation and units on port:

  • Documentation – 48 hrs prior to vessel arrival
  • Units on Port – 24 hrs prior to vessel arrival