SOLAS required that shipper to ensure the verified gross mass (VGM) is stated in the shipping document. The shipping document shall be signed by a person duly authorized by the shipper. The shipping document must be submitted to the master or his representative (shipping agent/carrier/etc). Sometimes, shipping document (SD) may also be known as ‘shipping instruction’ (SI). The person’s name appeared in the SD or SI (manually or Electronic) is the person which shipper need to identify as a DAO in the application form. For the purpose of Shipper Registration in Malaysia, the DAO must be a Malaysian Citizen.
SHIPPER REGISTRATION IN MALAYSIA (SOLAS REG VI/2)