Web Alert: Implementation of the SOLAS Chapter VI amendments - Verified Gross Mass

News & Insights 5 May 2016


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The amendment will come into force on 1 July 2016. In essence, it ensures the mandatory weighing of all containers before they are loaded on board.

SOLAS Chapter VI Regulation 2 has been amended due to concerns raised by the shipping industry regarding the misdeclaration as to the gross mass of packed containers. The amendment will come into force on 1 July 2016. In essence, it ensures the mandatory weighing of all containers before they are loaded on board. Estimating the weight, in whatever way, will not be permissible. 

We have prepared an information sheet on this topic, available via the link on the right. 

Members requiring further information on this topic should direct their enquiries to either the club’s loss prevention department or the authors.

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