Since July 1st 2016, every packed container to be loaded on board of a SOLAS ship needs to have its Verified Gross Mass determined. Determining the weight can be done through Method 1 (weighing the packed container using calibrated and certified weighing equipment) or through Method 2 (calculation: container tare weight + weight of the goods; this requires a special permission).
Shippers using Method 2, calculation, know that getting hold of the container tare weight can be a cumbersome task. NxtPort is working on a solution to help save time here: we'll make available a Container Tare Weight API that gives shippers quick and easy access to the container's last known tare weight.
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