Monday 26th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

P&I warns shippers unprepared for SOLAS weighing amendment

P&I Club (UK) has warned that some terminals and shippers still seem unprepared for, the new SOLAS weighing amendment which comes into force on 1st July, and unless steps have been made, ‘chaos and commercial dispute’ can be expected after the amendment is made.

The company has highlighted a number of steps that members should consider ahead of the deadline:

  • Check that their shippers are aware of their obligations under this SOLAS amendment, and if necessary to explain the obligations to them.
  • Review their service contracts and carriers¹ standard terms of carriage to address the additional issues brought in by this amendment
  • Review their terminal contracts or agree terms and procedures with terminals for dealing with just in time containers and containers with discrepant VGM declarations.