9 Jun 2016
SOLAS Introduction ** Important information to note for Exporters **

As everyone should now be aware of the upcoming changes in SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea) regulations effective July 1st 2016. In summary the new regulation requires the provision of the verified gross mass (VGM) - i.e., weight - of all export containers. Note this notice is for New Zealand export…

8 Apr 2016
SOLAS – 1st July 2016 implementation

Further to our earlier advice in Feburary on the implementation of SOLAS please find below the most current information to date. The introduction of the requirement for declaring the VGM is being mandated by the International Maritime Organisation who in turn are responsible for Safety of Lives At…

11 Feb 2016
SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) Global Law Change Regarding Container Weights

Effective 1st July 2016, all shippers of packed containers will be required to provide and verify a container’s Gross Verified Container Weight to the Ocean Carrier and Port Terminal representative prior to it being loaded onto a ship. A Verified Container Weight will become a global legal condition…

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