Saturday, April 9, 2016

SOLAS AND VGM--USING WEIGHT SOMEONE ELSE HAS PROVIDED

How would this SOLAS weighing exception work as to being provided with weight and verification?


Further, the party packing the container cannot use the weight somebody else has provided, except in one specific set of defined circumstances.3
The one exception is as follows: “Individual, original sealed packages that have the accurate mass of the packages and cargo items (including any other material such as packing material and refrigerants inside the packages) clearly and permanently marked on their surfaces, do not need to be weighed again when they are packed into the container.” IMO Guidelines, paragraph 7.2.1. This does not permit estimating the cargo weight, but permits using accurate weights that have been clearly and permanently marked on individual, original sealed packages (e.g., flat screen TVs that have their weight (e.g. X kg.) marked by the manufacturer on the box containing the TV).