What is the Container Weight Verification?
From July this year, all container shipments will be assessed by Port authorities under new conditions. Called Container Weight Verification, the process checks the weight of contents of all shipping containers before they are cleared to load onto ships and leave port. This change was designed by authorities to improve safety standards on container ships.
So what does this mean to you, the importer?
You are now wholly responsible for verifying the mass of your goods for shipment (including their packaging and pallets) both for full container shipments and parts thereof. This information will then be included on shipping documentation and assessed before the container is cleared to load onto the ship for carriage in or out of Australia.
Basically, you need to know the complete weight of the packaged goods, including pallets, before shipping.
How can your broker help?
We will help you comply with administration in order to avoid penalties leveled at any non-compliant future shipments. We will work with you to discover the correct information and handle it appropriately on all shipping documentation.
We’ll do the hard work for you!
To read more about the new Container Weight Verification, visit: http://www.cbfca.com.au/documents/SAL_Container_Weight_Verification_Fact_Sheet.pdf
And download the Fact Sheet.