Amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (SOLAS Chapter VI) – Update

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made amendments to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention. As of July 1, SOLAS requires that container weight is verified prior to stowage aboard ship. The new regulation prohibits loading of a packed container on board unless the verified gross mass (VGM) information is provided in advance to the ocean carrier. VGM information must be provided by the shipper named on Bill of Lading. At the time of Booking Confirmation, your local Agility office will advise you when VGM information has to be submitted. Learn more.

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