Sea containers must be weighed as of July 2016!
The prevention or limitation of the loss of containers from seagoing vessels has led IMO to adjust the SOLAS regulation VI / 2. Shippers / shippers from the country where the loading of the container is completed are obliged to weigh the containers that are loaded on seagoing vessels or to determine the mass through a calculation method to be certified by that government. This obligation excludes containers that are driven on a semi-trailer or trailer on and off a ro-ro ship for short international journeys. This has been worked out in the MSC Circular 1475. Shipowners should use the correct data for the determination of the stowage plan.