As soon as 1 July 2016, the IMO/SOLAS container weight verification law will come into effect. This mandatory requirement will require verification of container weights prior to placing loaded containers aboard ships - otherwise the container is left on the dock.
There are two method by which shippers can meet the verification requirements:
•Method 1: the shipper must weigh the packed CTU.
•Method 2: the shipper must weigh each item in the CTU and add those weights to the tare weight.
XacPac not only optimises the use of space and weight capacity in a CTU, it also provides a detailed mandate including the weight of every item packed.