Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall, has discussed the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rules with Port Technology in further detail.
Shippers need to declare the weight of a packed container to the ship owner and charterers due to the SOLAS VGM mandate.
In the latest video, Everett explores what have been the most difficult issues faced by the industry after implementation.
Everett said: “If you look at a year ago, none of the systems that were being installed had any type approval, which is clearly a requirement of the legislation.”
Everett has also discussed the factors that ports need to consider when choosing a terminal operating system (TOS) solution that is compliant with SOLAS VGM: