Implementation of new container weighing regulations

New SOLAS container weight requirement

By In Global News On 29th January 2016

Guidance on the implementation of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) VI Regulation 2 amendment requiring the verification of the gross mass of packed containers


Notice to all Ship Owners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters and Officers of Merchant Ships, Agents, Charterers, Cargo Packers, Cargo Consolidators, Hauliers, Freight Forwarders, Shippers, Consignors, Training Providers, Inspectors of Cargoes, Port Authorities, Terminal Operators and others involved in the transport of containers.


This MGN (Marine Guidance Note) outlines the legal position in the UK with regard to the recent amendments to SOLAS VI which take effect from 1st July 2016. It also signposts detailed guidance for UK shippers, terminals/ports and carriers on implementing the SOLAS VI provisions.

Please read the attached notice, click here: MCA-container-verification-mgn534-16-june

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