Container weighing rules are coming

Industry Database

Ports that remain unconcerned by incoming container weighing regulations will be in for a shock come July 1, 2016.

Speaking at TOC Asia, Laurence Jones, director global risk at TT Club, said he was surprised by the number of operators that he has met that still do not know that the amended SOLAS regulation requiring the verified gross mass of every container is coming.

“The last couple of months there's been a lot of talk that it is not going to happen, but the IMO have emphatically said it will,” he said. “The regulations require that the carrier and the terminal jointly receive the VGM. No load if no VGM - that is going to happen.”

For terminals, in-gate process and exception handling need to be considered. If a container is rejected, terminals also need to consider if they have the space to store it and whether they are going to charge the shipper, said Mr Jones.

“This change in SOLAS is small but to get there is very complex,” he told delegates.


Very first installations by new SFT Spanish office

Our new office in Spain is not even a year old and we already celebrate two successfully completed i... Read more

CM Labs Expands Lineup of Port Training Solutions with ITV Simulator Training Pack

Montreal, QC, June 20, 2018 — At TOC Europe 2018 (Stand D40), CM Labs Simulations, the world leader ... Read more

Training programs further develop steel production facility

ShibataFenderTeam has a new welding supervisor for the steel fabrication at our production facility ... Read more

ShibataFenderTeam continues involvement in Surinam

Since 2012 ShibataFenderTeam fenders support the smooth berthing operations from VABI in Surinam. Read more

Enhanced Hazcheck Restrictions Portal Launched, 1 May 2018

Exis Technologies, with the support of leading shipping and freight insurers, TT Club and UK P&I Clu... Read more

Successful participation and presentation at exhibition in Beira, Mozambique

The exhibition series ‘Intermodal Africa’ organized by Transport Events is always a good possibility... Read more

View all