VGM weighing in Vuosaari


VGM weighing in Vuosaari and Finnsteve's information of Solas compliance with operations

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention to require that a packed container’s gross weight is verified by weighing before the container can be loaded on board a vessel.

Effective from 1st July 2016, a packed container will no longer be allowed to be loaded on board vessels unless its Verified Gross Mass (VGM) has been provided by the shipper to the carrier (i.e. master’s representative) and port terminal representatives sufficiently in advance for planning the stowage.


Finnsteve companies offer weighing service with type-approved equipment at Vuosaari for our departments. The weighing price is Euro 25.30.

Weighing must be pre-ordered using the terminal advice forms. The updated export form with the instructions for filling instructions can be found on our website

The weighing document will be delivered to the subscriber or shipper's email address indicated in the weighing order.


The weighing of OOG units is carried out under the following conditions: Top width max 100cm from one side, one side unlimited. Over-height max 140cm. Additional charge for special lift Euro 65.70/ unit. Other dimensions on a case-by-case basis.

If the container VGM is known, it should be reported in the terminal notification.

However, the absence of a VGM data and weighing order does not prevent reception at the Finnsteve terminal if the advance is otherwise known.


If weighing is required for a unit already in Finnsteve terminal, a separate order must be made by e-mail to

The message should contain the identifier of the unit to be weighed in the copy able form, the payer information, and the email of the subscriber / shipper whose weighing report is sent. The unit weighing in the port already costs Euro 126.30.


We will weigh at port containerized containers at the shipment if required at the shipment if VGM can’t use the summation method to determine weight.

The weighing request must be sent to before starting the container. The weighing document is delivered by email to the weighing subscriber.


Finnsteve Oy Ab is not responsible for any possible expenses or VGM closing time overruns.

Further information:

Finnsteve companies