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   SOLAS Mandatory Requirement effective 1st July 2016 21 Oct 2015

Dear Customer

 

We would like to draw your attention to the implementation of the SOLAS mandatory requirement requiring the verification of the gross mass of packed containers prior to loading on board which becomes effective from 1st July 2016.

 

From that date thereon, any containerised cargo that does not have a calibrated weight declaration/certificate cannot be loaded on board any vessel at any port worldwide.

 

It will be the responsibility of the B/L shipper to obtain and provide a declaration of the verified gross weight and not the shipping line.

 

Please refer to UK Government website for more details via below link.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/436986/MGN534_Complete.pdf

 

Any questions and for more information, please refer to:

 

Environmental Policy Branch

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Bay 2/29

Spring Place

105 Commercial Road

Southampton

SO15 1EG

Tel: 023 8032 9141

Fax: 023 8032 9204

e-mail: container.weight@mcga.gov.uk

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