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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted new regulations under the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) that require shippers to verify and provide the container’s gross verified weight to the vessel master or his representative and to the terminal operator for every packed container as a condition for vessel loading. These new requirements become effective on July 1, 2016. After this date, it would be in breach of SOLAS to load a packed container onto a vessel if the vessel master or his representative and the terminal operator do not have a verified weight.
Verified gross mass means the total gross mass of a packed container as obtained by either Method 1 or Method 2 described below.
Below are preferable VGM methods for submission to “K” Line:
For other inquiries, please refer customer advisory/FAQs
If you need more assistance, please contact your local “K” Line office. We will be happy to provide further information and more details about this new regulation.
|June 9, 2016||Update SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirements - FAQs|
|April 21, 2016||SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirements - FAQs|
|December 17, 2015||SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirements|
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