In may 2014 the 93rd session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) approved changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention requiring mandatory weight verification of containers by shippers. Effective 1st July 2016.
In meeting with IMO, SOLAS requirements, ‘Method 1 and 2’ Container Weight Verification. Under the changes, only “calibrated and certified equipment” may be used for this purpose. Australasia Scales provides Trade Approved Solutions, with instruments approved under the National Measurement Institute (Australia), and trade-verified under the National Instrument Test Procedure guidelines.