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Moving it Forward: SOLAS Weight Requirements

In an effort to ensure safer ocean transport of container loaded freight, the International Maritime Organization has declared through the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention that all shipping containers leaving from any port in the world must be accompanied by a signed shipping document listing the verified gross mass of the container in order to be loaded onto a ship.  These new requirements are a result of misdeclared cargo weights contributing to incidents that led to a loss of ships, cargo and most critically, lives. To continue reading click here.