By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Tomorrow the IMO’s three-month so-called “light touch” enforcement of the SOLAS revision that all packed containers must have a certified VGM (verified gross mass) before loading on board a ship comes to an end. Industry fears of supply chain chaos on 1 July, when the new VGM regulations came […]
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By Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) – The IMO has urged regulators to take a “pragmatic” approach to the new SOLAS VGM requirements for the first three months after launch. The body’s Maritime Safety Committee agreed that while there sho...
A long-awaited new regulation requiring the gross mass of a container to be verified before it is loaded onto a ship enters into force on Friday amid some confusion over how the new rule will be implemented. The new rule, commonly r...
With the July 1 implementation of the new SOLAS container verified gross mass (VGM) regulations fast approaching, Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc,
As of July 1st, 2016, the enforcement of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requirements regarding the verification of the gross mass of packed containers will be applicable.