New regulation in the global maritime trade

On July 1st of 2016, a new global regulation of the “Safety of Life At Sea” convention (SOLAS) will come into effect. The Dominican Republic is a signatory state of this very important international treaty. Chapter VI, part A, regulation 2, requires that before loading on a vessel, all export containers must have a declared verified gross mass (VGM). In other words, they must be individually weighted.

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