The revised SOLAS Convention requires the shipper to weigh the containers prior to shipment. It shall enter into force on 1 July 2016.
MBV: Verified Gross Mass
VGM: Verified Gross Mass
What is Verified Bulk Mass (VMM) A misleading statement of weight is a major problem that often leads to complaints, structural damage to vessels and poses a significant risk to the lives of staff.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) amended the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention under Regulation 2 on the declaration of gross weight (MBV) of a container filled before the port delivery deadline the loading on board the vessel.
From 1 July 2016, SOLAS regulations will require the use of 2 certified methods to declare the MBV of each container by the shipper or its representative.More informations