SOLAS: guidelines on the Verified Gross Mass of a container carrying cargo

Publication July 2016

In order to ensure that the loading of cargo does not put a ship at unnecessary risk, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted obligatory amendments to the Safety Of Life At Sea Convention’s (SOLAS) Guidelines on the Verified Gross Mass of a Container Carrying Cargo (the Guidelines). The Guidelines take effect on July 1, 2016.

Our infographic provides a summary of the amendments.

A link to the text of the SOLAS amendments and associated guidelines are provided for your reference

New global guidelines governing the loading of cargo


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