Effective July 1, 2016

The 国际 Maritime Organization (IMO) published an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) that requires shippers to verify and provide to the ocean carrier a “Verified Gross Mass” (来自) for every container moving in international transport, as specified below.


装运s that DO NOT require 来自

The SOLAS Amendment 来自 requirement does not apply to the following:

  • 装运s solely between two U.S. 港口,包括:
    • 夏威夷
    • 阿拉斯加
    • 关岛
    • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas
  • 国际 shipments originating at U.S. ports to destinations with transshipment inside the U.S. 或者你.S. territory, including:
    • Federated States of 密克罗尼西亚
    • Republic of the Marshall Islands
    • 帕劳共和国

All shipments not subject to the 来自 requirement will continue to be transported under 正规买球靠谱软件’s current practices with no change in procedures on/after July 1, 2016.


装运s that DO require 来自

The SOLAS Amendment 来自 requirement DOES apply to the following types of shipments:

  • All shipments originating outside the US and US territories
  • 正规买球靠谱软件 will require 来自 for all international shipments originating at U.S. ports to destinations outside the U.S. with transshipment at ports that have not declared non-requirement of 来自



For all shipments that do require 来自, the SOLAS Amendment requires 来自 to be determined by one of two methods:

Method 1 – Weighing the container after it has been packed.


Method 2 – Weighing all contents of the container and adding those weights to the tare weight indicated on the door of the container.


Easy online compliance – 正规买球靠谱软件 来自 Portal

For international shipments that require the shipper’s 来自, 正规买球靠谱软件 has created an online portal to enable compliance. 正规买球靠谱软件’s 来自 Portal allows a shipper’s duly authorized representative(s) to easily enter and certify the required 来自 information for each container.正规买球靠谱软件’s local offices will also accept 来自 submissions via email and fax.

Portal User Instructions

Open 正规买球靠谱软件 来自 Portal

正规买球靠谱软件 reminds all shippers and others in the domestic and international supply chain of their critical role in ensuring the safety of our operations by adhering to the relevant provisions of 正规买球靠谱软件’s bill of lading and sea waybill. These provisions detail a shipper’s warranties and obligations with respect to the accuracy and completeness of the information provided to 正规买球靠谱软件 regarding containers and their contents packed by a shipper or its agents and the weight of each container.

Links to Resources

Coast Guard Maritime Commons: 3/2/2016: “SOLAS amendments to container weight requirements – FAQs” 点击这里

Coast Guard Maritime Commons: 4/28/2016: “Additional information on Coast Guard determinations about container weight requirements, verified gross mass” 点击这里