From today, agents who collaborate with our terminal have the possibility to autonomously generate VERMAS data (Verified Gross Mass) even if they don’t have access to the EDI systems.
VERMAS data was first introduced back at the SOLAS International Convention (Safety of Life at Sea), on July 1, 2016. It requires that each container have its certified weight, VGM (Verified Gross Mass), declared and transmitted.
Generally, the agents transmit this data across EDI communication (Electronic Data Interchange) through standard messages such as COPARN, VERMAS or COPRAR. However, many operators aren’t able to manage these types of data transmissions.
To better accommodate the needs of our clients, our IT department has developed, for this purpose, the technology that would allow clients, through the operational portal of VTE, to automatically generate an EDI file with simple data, such as the container initials, the VGM, the data and verification mode, and the person of reference.
The EDI file is thus generated and then elaborated by the IT systems of the terminal according to the standard modes.