SOLAS New Weighing Regulations Come Into Full Force

SOLAS New Weighing Regulations Come Into Full Force

This month the new Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) convention regulations will come into full force that require exporters to produce the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of containers before loading them onto a vessel.

The leading load cell and process weighing system manufacturer in the UK, Applied Weighing International (AWI), has been working with exporters to help them prepare for the new regulations.

Sales Director at Applied Weighing International, Rod Morgan, commented: “It’s crucial that companies involved in the supply chain choose the right weighing system to suit their product and packaging methods, and that the weighing equipment they use is accurate and reliable.”

The new rules were imposed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on July 1, 2016, however a three month grace period has been put in place to avoid supply chain disruption and port congestion. That grace period is now at its conclusion and exporters of all goods will be expected to comply with the new regulations.

Applied Weighing International makes all of its equipment here in the UK and its load cells carry a five year warranty.

Applied Weighing produces permanent and freestanding Weighing Platforms for specific purposes such as weighing pallets (U Platforms), hand push trucks, trolleys, bins and drums.

These systems come with high-precision, weights & measures approved, programmable Weight Controllers or indicators that monitor the weighing process, display weight data, output the data to IT systems for record purposes and print tickets for verification.

Morgan added: “Our platform scales come in a range of capacities, sizes and designs to suit any application however rigorous or hazardous the environment they work in.  Our weight controllers and indicators are easy to use, and are able to work with trade approved applications.”

The firm also produces drum filling systems, high speed weighing systems, vessel and tank weighing systems, and telemetry devices.

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