Implementation of the requirements of the SOLAS Convention

In accordance with Circular SOLAS IMO MSC.1 / Circ. 1475 from 01.07.2016, in force requirement checking the weight of the container with the goods to be loaded on vessel. Also, this rate is fixed Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 07.07.2015 № 491 "

To ensure the safety of navigation port operator checks the gross mass of containers planned for loading on the vessel. Results of mass submitted mandatory inspection port operator maritime agent. Checking gross mass of containers carried by shipping (consignment) documents and in the absence of documents confirming the weight of the container gross weight carried by its representative cargo."

Results of mandatory weight checks submitted maritime port operator agent. Checking gross mass of containers carried by shipping (consignment) documents and in the absence of documents confirming the weight of the container gross weight carried by its representative cargo".

In fact held on 23.03.2016 Workshop with container terminals and maritime agents, was made following a protocol decision: "2. To consider proven gross weight of the container gross weight referred freight forwarding company in order for loading a signed and sealed or electronic digital signature".

The implementation of these requirements will be carried out at the terminal in 2 steps. 1 step from 06/01/2016 recommended to all shipping companies to submit an order to load a modified column «VGM / confirmed by gross weight of the container" .On step 2 from 07/01/2016 orders not changed in according to this not budut.

Noted, that the responsibility for the accuracy of the information specified in the column «VGM / confirmed by gross weight of the container" in accordance with the SOLAS Convention rests solely with the cargo owner / his representative in the port - forwarding company.