Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Rules for container weighing

As from July 1, 2016 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention requires the shipper of a packed container to provide the container`s verified gross mass (VGM) prior to stowage aboard ship.
This is VERY IMPORTANT.  Beginning July 1, 2016, shippers will be required to VERIFY the
weight of the contents and packaging inside the container they deliver to be shipped.

Here is a link to the brochure published by The World Shipping Council.