20 Years' Dedicated Service

Cargo Handling Specialists (Pty) Ltd, previously known as Cape Crating (SA) (Pty) Ltd, offers on-site gross mass verification, done with a mobile weighing system. We will supply the shipper with the following needed to confirm the shipment:

    • Gross mass container weight (once packed)
    • Load distribution
    • GPS location
    • Container number
    • Seal number
    • Your name and reference

All produced on one document and emailed to you directly from the system for easy submission to the shipping line.

The new SOLAS Regulation states all export containers must have a Gross Mass certificate supplied by the shipper (Name on bill of loading).

There are 3 possibilities:

Exemption

  • Weight is marked on each package
  • E.g. TV’s 36 x 800
  • Shipper can declare Gross Mass

Method 1

  • Shipper arrange container to be weighed
  • Certification is provided and records are stored for 5 years

Method 2

  • Shipper gets SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) accreditation number to weigh each item going into container
  • adds this to the Tare weight on the plates on container
  • and declares the total as Gross Mass

In order to arrange for your container's VGM

Please complete the below form and email it to the relevant site where the VGM should occur:

vgmcpt@cargohs.co.za (mobile units)
vgmvaal@cargohs.co.za (Johannesburg)
vgmbelcon@cargohs.co.za (Cape Town / Belcon)

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Robertson & caine

Hey guys, Thank you so much for making this happen. I know it is that time of year where we are doing the last 100m dash before Christmas – hang in there, it is going to be worth it!

Robertson and Caine (Pty) Ltd
full turn key

Dear Darrel, On behalf of FTK Design and Development we would like to extend our gratitude to you and your team for all the hard work that went into assisting us on the Eagle Island Project. We are truly grateful, thank you. Looking forward to working with you again in the future.

Jody Ritz
takata

Once again, I am impressed with your guy's professionalism. Keep up the good work. I will recommend your company anytime.

JC. Maintenance Manager, Takata South Africa
yachtport

I just wanted to let you know that we are extremely impressed by the wrapping your company did on yacht The Taruna – It really has exceeded all expectations and is still standing strong, we will definitely recommend your company for the friendly service and quality product and workmanship.

Yachtport SA
oculus

Ek wil net dankie se vir julle goeie diens. Die vragmotors was elke keer betyds wat julle gereël het. Het dit baie waardeer en dit is "great" om so besigheid te doen.

Faffa Bosman, Oculus Innovation