16/08/2017 The container weight verification

One year ago, the TEU weight verification requirement has entered into force.

At the beginning, the World Shipping Council and the International Chamber of Shipping issued a joint statement as to point out the misdeclared container weights issues faced around the world. Indeed those declarations could have an important impact on the Vessel’ safety for obvious reasons.

Following to propositions of governments, associations and others, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) accepted to amend the 1974’s convention on Safety of Life at Sea (called “SOLAS”).

Indeed the IMO adopted in November 21, 2014 the requirement that, as a condition for being loaded into the vessel, the container had to have its gross mass verified. It has become legally binding on July 1, 2016 in over 170 countries.

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