MGN 534 (M+F) Cargo Safety: Verifying gross mass of containers

The legal position in the UK with regards to the recent amendments to SOLAS VI which take effect from 1st July 2016.


MGN 534 (M+F): CARGO SAFETY - Guidance on the implementation of the SOLAS VI Regulation 2 amendment requiring the verification of the gross mass of packed containers

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Notice to all:

  • ship owners
  • ship operators and managers
  • masters and officers of merchant ships
  • agents
  • charterers
  • cargo packers
  • cargo consolidators
  • hauliers
  • freight forwarders
  • shippers
  • consignors
  • training providers
  • inspectors of cargoes
  • port authorities
  • terminal operators
  • others involved in the transport of containers

For further information on the verification of the gross mass of packed containers by sea click here

Published 23 June 2015
Last updated 12 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Link to the GOV.UK verification of containers page added

  2. First published.