Seafreight Cargo Weight – New Regulations
This article discusses new regulations from SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) regarding gross mass of packed containers.
Following concerns raised by the shipping industry regarding the mis-declaration of the declared gross mass of packed containers, the regulations are changing and tightening. Many people are unaware of or unprepared for these changes so this article sets out to introduce this topic to you.
The regulations come under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea which is more commonly known as SOLAS. They were adopted in November 2014 and will be in force from 1st July 2016.