26.05.2016

Arzinger Legal Alert THE SOLAS CONTAINER WEIGHT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT IS COMING INTO FORCE

Starting from 1 July 2016 the new provision of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) comes into force. Subject to that provision every closed container should pass weight control before loading on the board of a vessel. Such amendment to the Chapter VI of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS 74), which regulates carriage of goods, was adopted by the IMO to provide safety for carriages of containers by sea.

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