Verified gross mass - industry FAQs
These FAQs relate to new mandatory rules, effective from 1 July 2016, concerning the requirement for shippers to verify the gross mass of a container carrying cargo. Without a verified gross mass the packed container shall not be loaded aboard ship.
This document should be considered as dynamic; it is not intended to be comprehensive and other questions are likely to be raised in the future. Stakeholders are encouraged to discuss amongst their counter-parties how compliance will be achieved, particularly in relation to matters of a commercial nature.
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