AMSA has finally released a Draft Marine Order 42 for consultation and comments. Fremantle Ports and CCIWA with support of WARTA and CBFCA held Perth’s first SOLAS Verified Export Container Weighing Seminar on 16/03/16. Approximately 180 people attended and they consisted of transport operators, exporters, freight forwarders, custom brokers etc. Presenters included Fremantle Ports, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Terminals, Shipping Lines and System Providers.
The amendments primarily affect shippers, who will from 1 July 2016, require to provide an accurate weight of the packed container and are provided two options in obtaining such a weight. Point to note – ‘Shipper’ means a legal entity or a person named on the bill of lading, or equivalent transport documentation, as shipper and/or who (or in whose name or on whose behalf) a contract of carriage has been concluded with a shipping company. The shipper may also be known as the sender or consignor.
This weight is required to be reflected in the relevant shipping documentation before container is processed for entry into a terminal and subsequent loading on to a ship.
Please download the factsheet provided as a PDF below.
|SAL Container Weight Verification – Fact Sheet|
|Click here to download.|
Wide circulation is encouraged and will promote greater awareness and compliance among stakeholders.
To download a copy of the seminar presentations, please click here.