n Transport World Africa - Grossly overweight - : legislation

Volume 14, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1684-7946


THESE GUIDELINES are an amendment to Solas (the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea), which requires a packed container's gross mass to be verified prior to storage aboard a ship. The guidelines are applicable to containers exported by sea. The main principles of the guidelines are that the shipper is responsible for providing the verified gross mass (VGM) of the packed container, and that the carrier must receive the VGM of the packed container prior to loading on the vessel.

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