In November 2014 the IMO Maritime Safety Committee adopted Resolution MSC 380(94) – Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as Amended, which added new paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 to SOLAS Regulations VI/2, requiring the gross mass of packed containers to be verified and declared by shippers prior to loading.

The SOLAS amendments will enter into force on the 1 July 2016.

It is expected that the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine will pass a Regulation in this regard.

In view of the importance of the entry into force of the said duty, our Firm has drafted a review on the issue. Please click here to access the review.