Industry Issues


Container Weight FAQ

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Q: Is it permissible for a shipper (particularly a cargo seller) to issue a blanket certification stating that all weights submitted are based on the use of certified scales using the methodology required by SOLAS?

A: The SOLAS VGM requirements are clear that the obligations of the shipper to obtain and communicate the verified gross mass applies to individual containerized shipments; no blanket certification is allowed under the SOLAS regulations.


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