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Marine Notice: New SOLAS Requirements For Verification Of Gross Mass Of Containers

18th February 2016
There are new SOLAS requirements for the verification of the gross mass of shipping containers There are new SOLAS requirements for the verification of the gross mass of shipping containers

#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport details new SOLAS requirements for the verification of the gross mass of shipping containers.

Following concerns raised internationally by the shipping industry in relation to the mis-declaration of container weights, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS), Chapter VI, Regulation 2. These changes come into force internationally on 1 July 2016.

More details of these changes are included in Marine Notice No 5 of 2016, a PDF of which is available to read or download HERE.

Published in Ports & Shipping
MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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