SOLAS VI Regulation 2 Essential guidance for ship operators on the implementation of amendment requiring the verified gross mass of packed containers

SOLAS VI Regulation 2 Essential guidance for ship operators on the implementation of amendment requiring the verified gross mass of packed containers

The IMO has amended the SOLAS Convention to require, as a condition for loading packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified gross mass. From the 1st July 2016, the requirement will become mandatory and will apply globally. After this date, it will be  a violation of SOLAS to load a packed container onto a ship if the ship operator and marine terminal operator do not have a verified container gross mass.

The UK P&I Club In conjunction with the TT Club have outlined the key requirements and actions for container ship operators in our latest publication - SOLAS VI Regulation 2.

For more information, please contact the UK P&I Club’s Loss Prevention Department on lossprevention.ukclub@thomasmiller.com

Emergency Contacts


If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder


This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.

You are currently offline. Some pages or content may fail to load.