What is SOLAS?
SOLAS is an international maritime safety treaty designed to ensure that ships comply with minimum safety standards in construction, equipment and operation. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that this new container weighing legislation will come into force from July 1, 2016.
With the first ever version of the treaty passed in response to the sinking of the Titanic in 1914, SOLAS in itself is not new. However, the forthcoming introduction of mandatory verification of shippers’ declared container weights will require all containers to be weighed before being shipped.
Starting July 1, 2016, the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Treaty will require all ISO containers to have a verifiable gross mass entered into the ship’s manifest prior to loading. This international treaty amendment comes in the wake of several at-sea disasters resulting from overweight and improperly balanced containers; impacting the loading of all containers at all ports world-wide, container shippers are ultimately responsible for verifying and providing the gross mass number.
Atlas Weighing and Compuload can partner with you for compliance, offering several turnkey solutions that are straight forward and worry-free.
AMSA Option 1: Weigh the loaded container. Dedicated Forklift Container Weighers for weighing the whole containers up to 40 foot to obtain a total verified mass weight of the container.
AMSA Option 2: Weigh all the contents of the container and add it to the containers Tare weigh. Dedicated Forklifts for weighing pallets of goods as loading the container then adding this to the Tare weight of the container to obtain a total verified mass weight of the container.
Options for both systems include:
- CL5000 Lift Speed Compensated Weighing Systems.
- CL6000 Lift Speed Compensated Weighing Systems.
- Option - CL4070 Printer for hard copy of weighing dockets. Suitable for both CL5000 & CL6000 Weighing Systems.
- Option - CLUSB Data downloading software via USB Flash drive for simple transfer of weighing data to your PC. Suitable for CL6000 Weighing Systems.
We offer the following Solas weighing systems:
The Compuload CL6000 Lift Speed Compensated Weighing Systems has the ability to input data against customized product ID Fields such as Customer, Container or Box # & Container or Box Size?
Starting July 1, 2016, unverified containers cannot be legally loaded. Failure to comply will result in fines and penalties throughout the logistics chain as well as costly delays and interruptions. Don’t let this happen to you – contact Atlas Weighing today and I will be happy to discuss our Compuload options to ensure compliance with this new treaty amendment.
World Shipping Council Partners In Trade Link http://www.worldshipping.org/industry-issues/safety/cargo-weight