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…
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..
SOLAS VGM Method 2 – How it works in South Africa.. An accredited 3rd party assessor’s view..
A pictorial view of the consequences of container weight misdeclaration..
This is an update to my previous article reg SOLAS VGM – South Africa Version with some crucial information shared from FTW Online..
An infographic about SOLAS VGM – South Africa Version.. How this will work in South Africa..
An article explaining all (well almost all) about Hazardous Cargo Freight and Global Transport..
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.. 🙂
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..
An article about the Origin and Evolution of the IMDG Code for the carriage of hazardous goods..