As you may be aware, 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..
Since then there have been several documents and notices in circulation relating to the new container weight verification regulation which is expected to come into effect from July 2016..
But a lot of people don’t really understand how it will all work and how important the SOLAS Convention is and what this regulation means to the day to day shipping industry..
So, in January 2016, I did an infographic explaining how the new SOLAS VGM regulation would work..
Since I am based in South Africa, I thought an infographic incorporating information on how the SOLAS VGM regulation would work in the South African context would be in order..
Trust this will be helpful..
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