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Gross Container Weight Requirement to Take Effect July 1, 2016

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently adopted amendments to its international shipping safety regulations that will require shippers of packed containers to provide ocean carriers and port terminal representatives with each container’s gross verified weight. Effective July 1, 2016, this requirement must be met as a condition for vessel loading.

The World Shipping Council has developed a guidance document explaining this requirement in more detail, and USMEF will provide further updates as more information becomes available. If you have questions, please email Paul Clayton or call 303-623-6328.