New SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirements

June 2nd, 2016

Bolloré Logistics has already informed its customers that an amended container weight verification regulation as outlined by the “Safety of Life at Sea” Convention (SOLAS) under the request of “The International Maritime Organization” (IMO) will enter into force globally on July 1st, 2016 and will apply to all exporting countries.

​We are now pleased to share with you Bolloré Logistics’ VGM handbook, giving you a quick and clear picture about this new regulation.

To become more familiar with this new procedure, we also provide you with the Bolloré Logistics VGM submission form as an example.

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