As we have already mentioned, the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention requirements for verifying container weight are applicable starting on 1st July 2016.
The new rules are becoming clearer…
To learn in more detail about the recently added regulations, as well as the ways that the verified gross mass (VGM) can be measured, click here.
Careful! If no VGM has been declared or a false declaration is made, the container can not be loaded onto the vessel and the loader will be responsible for any costs related to the refusal (weighing, lifting, storage…).