SOLAS – verified gross mass for containers from July 1 - June 16, 2016

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1) Search term/Webcode... CONTACT LANGUAGES COUNTRIES / INDUSTRIES SHARE EXPORTHELP FORUM EXPORT IMPORT INVEST ABOUT US LOGIN PUBLICATIONS SERVICES EVENTS MEMBERSHIP YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT PRINT SOLAS – verified gross mass for containers from July 1. ROLAND MEIER GLOBAL, ALL INDUSTRIES JUNE 16, 2016 From July 1, 2016 on, the new SOLAS regulation will apply worldwide. According to this regulation, the total gross mass of a container must be verified EXPORT HELP exporthelp@s-ge.com 0844 811 812 vCard prior to loading on the cargo ship. Starting July 1, the mass of a ship container must be known prior to loading. The shipping company must have received the so-called VGM (Verified Gross Mass) before a container is loaded onto a cargo ship, as the VGM is needed to create the loading plans. The party listed in the Bill of Lading as the “Shipper” is responsible for ensuring this information is correct. Weighing must take place on a calibrated weighing machine (physical weighing) or be completed based on calculations (however, the user must fulfill certain requirements in such a case). There is no standardized document or procedure for recording the weighing information. However, it must be ensured that the container and weight are clearly related to one another and that the date of weighing is shown. According to the associations SPEDLOGSWISS, scienceindustries and Swiss Shippers‘ Council, the following aspects are important: deadline by when the shipping company needs to have received the VGM in which form the VGM is wanted/required the VGM must be recorded on a separate manifest and the weight details required in other documents are not replaced or influenced (e.g. customs manifest). Information on the SOLAS regulation "Container Weighing" from July 1, 2016: current version prior to introduction, published by SPEDLOGSWISS; scienceindustries and Swiss Shippers‘ Council in cooperation with the Swiss Maritime Navigation Office READ MORE DIGITAL BOOST DAY FOR SMES: BUILD A DIGITAL BUSINESS MODEL IN ONE DAY THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRY 4.0 ON SUPPLY CHAIN COMPLIANCE Switzerland Global Enterprise and MORE… PwC are offering a pragmatic new consulting service: Digital Boost Day. This hands-on one-day workshop for senior managers supplies the tools and knowledge to capitalize on the opportunities of the digital age as profitably as possible. AGREEMENT ON CUSTOMS DUTY EXEMPTIONS FOR IT PRODUCTS EXPANDED The International Technology Agreement (ITA) regarding customs duty exemptions for IT products was expanded in December 2015 to include an additional 201 products. MORE… 1

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