volume 1, issue 3, P225-230 2016
DOI: 10.1108/mabr-09-2016-0023
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Sik Kwan Tai

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the implementation of the verified gross mass (VGM) rules in Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach The purpose of this paper is to compare the IMO Guidelines and the Guidelines produced by the Marine Department in Hong Kong. Findings The drafting of the Hong Kong Guidelines is not as clear and detailed as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Guidelines. Practical implications Shipping companies should review their sea carriage contracts to see wh…

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