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New SOLAS Verified Gross Mass Requirements on track for implementation July 1

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While there have been some changes in timelines and expectations, it is still likely that SOLAS Verified Gross Mass requirements will be implemented, as planned, on July 1.  Under the new regulations, shippers are required to verify the gross mass of containers carrying cargo.  Failure to comply will mean that a container will not be loaded on a ship.  There are two ways to verify gross mass:

  • Method 1 – Following the packing and sealing of a container, the shipper can weigh the container or ask a third-party to handle that task
  • Method 2 – The mass of the container is added to the collective mass of the contents going in to the container.

For more information, contact David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services.

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