Release date: 11 Jan 17
What is this “SOLAS” regulation?
Declaring your container’s gross mass has always been a requirement under the shipping regulations. However, with more frequent accidents occurring and delays due to miss-declared weight, it has become a priority to ensure these weights are verified before loading the containers onto a vessel.
SOLAS regulation states the approval of two methods in verifying the gross mass of packed containers and both these methods must be done with calibrated and certified equipment.
Method 1: Weighing the container after it has been packed
Method 2: Weighing all the cargo and contents of the container and adding those weights to the container’s tare weight.
No estimated weight is permitted and the weighing equipment must meet national certification and calibration standards.