You are in safe hands with us
SOLAS is the short-hand for the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
It is an international maritime treaty which requires countries to ensure that ships flagged by them comply with minimum safety standards in construction, equipment and operation.
The up to date version is maintained by the International Maritime Organisation.
Under SOLAS VI regulations effective from 1st July 2016 every shipping container will be required to have a VGM – Verified Gross Mass, which is made up of the weight of all the cargo and packaging in the container, plus the weight of the container itself.
The MCA – Maritime Coastguard Agency administer method 2 approval applications to verify VGM as a ‘Verified Weigher’
Now that the UK has left the EU single market and customs union, the government has deregulated commodities like citrus fruit and leaf imports. The UK is a major export market for South Africa’s citrus sector, reportedly taking 9.5% of ...Read More
Tags: exports, imports
A freight ship sunk on Sunday off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members. It was said that the vessel was a Russian dry freight vessel but this information was later corrected. ...Read More
Tags: cargo, freight
Fresh raspberries and blackberries from Poland showed the largest increase in revenue for fruit exports in the first nine months of 2020. The berry exports increased by 42% from 2019. The increase was mainly driven by the rise in export ...Read More
A new rail freight service from Jinhua to Dourges, in France has been initiated. Freight forwarders are warning of congestion on overland freight routes, as rail freight becomes more popular. The first train on the new route left Jinhua on ...Read More
Tags: China, freight, rail freight