No this is not the latest fad diet! – it is the amended International Maritime Organisation (IMO) legislation of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to ensure packed containers have a ‘verified weight’ prior to being loaded onto vessel. The legislation takes effect from 1st July 2016, Geest Line as a responsible carrier takes this legislation very seriously and seeks to inform and pre-advise it’s Shippers of the impending amended legislation that will effect their shipping process. Whilst each Shipper and Shipping Line will adopt it’s own procedures Geest Line stands firmly behind the rationale for this legislation and will assist it’s Shippers in anyway it can to be compliant and ensure there are no short-shipments due incorrect or unknown weights.
We plan to update Shippers further on this important subject as we gain further information from Ports, Terminals and Haulage contractors etc. in order to evaluate the most cost effective solution at the locations we operate.
In the meantime please find attached latest basic elements information issued to the trade from the World Shipping Council Click here WSC
Should you require any additional information please contact us at: [email protected]