SOLAS VI FAQs
The UK P&I and TT Clubs have compiled a number of publications in response to industry questions relating to the revised SOLAS regulation requiring 'verified gross mass of packed containers' which comes into effect on 1st July 2016.Essential guidance for ship operators on the implementation of amendment requiring the verified gross mass of packed containers VGM Industry FAQsSOLAS VGM Supplementary Industry FAQs
For all the latest advice and articles on the revised SOLAS regulation to require 'verified gross mass' of packed containers click
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