On this blog and many others, the issues surrounding VGM (I can hear people say “yawn”) and its relationship or requirement for safety has been discussed at length.. Even though it has been repeated several times, it is no yawning matter and it seems that there is still a lack of basic understanding of the…Click here to read more » » »
A burning question that is circulating currently in the container industry is whether the Tare Weight of a container should be included in the weight shown in the Bill of Lading or not and whether the SOLAS VGM should match the Bill of Lading weight..Click here to read more » » »
SOLAS VGM Method 2 – How it works in South Africa.. An accredited 3rd party assessor’s view..Click here to read more » » »
A pictorial view of the consequences of container weight misdeclaration..Click here to read more » » »
This is an update to my previous article reg SOLAS VGM – South Africa Version with some crucial information shared from FTW Online..Click here to read more » » »
An infographic about SOLAS VGM – South Africa Version.. How this will work in South Africa..Click here to read more » » »
An article explaining all (well almost all) about Hazardous Cargo Freight and Global Transport..Click here to read more » » »
In November 2014 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amended SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea convention) Chapter VI Regulation 2 to tighten up the process of weighing containerised cargoes and declaring the correct weights after verification..
What is this SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea convention) Chapter VI Regulation 2 and what does this amendment mean to the day to day shipping industry..??
This article gives you an infographic which will clear it all.. 🙂Click here to read more » » »
Dangerous goods (also referred to as Hazardous Cargo) means the substances, materials and articles that are covered by the IMDG Code and is cargo that is considered to be hazardous because of its flammable, corrosive, poisonous nature or other properties..Click here to read more » » »
An article about the Origin and Evolution of the IMDG Code for the carriage of hazardous goods..Click here to read more » » »