The SOLAS VI regulations have been amended to require shippers to provide to the carrier or their terminal representative the “Verified Gross Mass” of any packed container prior to shipment regardless of who actually packs the container.. This amendment will come into effect on 1 July 2016.

A detailed summary of the requirements may be found in Marine Guidance Note MGN 534 (M+F) issued by the UK Marine and Coastguard Agency.

Anthony de Winton

Anthony is a consultant for Pitman. He gained a wide breadth of international legal experience in house with Kraft Foods. This experience included responsibility for the Middle East & Africa region and latterly providing legal support to the international supply chain and procurement organisation.


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