On July 1, 2016 shippers will be required to submit specific container weight information prior to vessel loading.
This new regulation impacts shippers in the 162 countries that are signatories to the SOLAS convention (Safety of Life at Sea). The looming deadline has many in the industry confused and concerned about compliance as well as potential shipment delays.
- Special Coverage – Journal of Commerce Container Weights
- World Shipping Council Container Weight
- OCEMA – Best Practice for the Acceptance and Transmission of Verified Gross Mass (VGM)