18 Feb 2016

New IMO Regulations on verifying the gross weight of containers carrying cargo

For the safety of those involved in a sea transport and the safety of the cargo, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) will make it compulsory from 01.07.2016 for shippers to verify and document the gross mass of a container before loading onto the seagoing vessel. It is intended that without this verified gross mass, loading onto the seagoing vessel will no longer be possible. We draw your attention to our guideline HERE.

If it is not possible for you or your customer to determine the "verified gross weight", CONTARGO offers individual weighing facilities at its terminals. If needed, please get in touch with your local contact(s).

The rights and obligations of participants in the transport contract in connection with the SOLAS Guideline mentioned above will be taken into account in the June 2016 edition of our Terms and Conditions (AGB).


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