On June 22, The Port of Virginia publicly released a SOLAS policy document, outlining the implementation of the new policy, and accompanying procedures. In light of the dynamic nature of the SOLAS initiative, and as a result of further review and discussion, we are offering a second update to the policy document today, June 29. Highlights of the June 29 update include:

• The default option for obtaining VGMs will be the use of our scaled weight, obtained when loaded export containers arrive at our terminals.
• The schedule of rates (tariff) will stipulate that the default option is the use of this weight.
• The option to supply a VGM directly, via VERMAS, requires the ocean carrier to notify us, via e mail, with the proposed message prescribed on page 2, bullet #6 of the SOLAS policy document.
• The option to supply a VGM directly will not be available until July 8th, given our ERD of 7 days.

An electronic version of this document can be found here: SOLAS Policy and FAQs

SOLAS-related questions should be directed to our Customer Service Team: POVCustomerService@vit.org / 757-440-7160

Join TMTA Flash

Be the first to know about events impacting our industry. Leave your email below to be added to the mailing list for all TMTA Flash communications.

TMTA TRAC: Truckers Reporting Adverse Conditions

  • You must be a current TMTA member to use this system.
  • You are reporting adverse trucking conditions which will have wide distribution throughout the transportation community.
  • Please make your entry precise & professional. No name calling, profanity, or incivility.
Skip if not applicable.