Dear valued customers,
According to International Maritime Organization (IMO) amendment on Safety of Life at Sea Convention( SOLAS), effective from July 1, 2016, shipper must provide shipping companies or terminal representative with the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of packed containers before making of ship load plan.
Shipping companies and terminal representative shall not be allowed to load any packed container without declared VGM or it will be a violation of SOLAS Convention.
The following information we compiled for you pertaining to the SOLAS new amendment, will help you better understand what and how to deal with SOLAS requirements. You can click on relevant links or request the information from our local offices :
- 1) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for SOLAS Convention new amendment on verified gross mass (VGM) (for use of Taiwan only)
- 2) Statement on obligations and responsibilities of shippers or their representatives including but not limited to third parties appointed by shipper. (for use of Taiwan only)
Thank you for your attention and cooperation and we look forward to your continuous support.
WAN HAI LINES LTD.