China's Ministry of Transport has decided to amend the Rules on Ship Safety Supervision which requires shippers to verify the gross mass of all loaded containers before loading onto vessels in accordance with the revised International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974, known as SOLAS Amendments.

Under the revised rules,
(1) If the difference between the verified weight provided by the shipper and the actual weight exceeds 5% or 1 ton;
(2) If the transport service provider carries a container for which the verification information has not been obtained or the verification weight exceeds the maximum total operating mass;
the maritime administration will impose a fine of 1,000 to 30,000 yuan.

This amendment will take effect on June 1, 2020.




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