THE SOLAS CONTAINER WEIGHT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT

THE Griptech TC3000 IS THE ONLY MOBILE WEIGHING SYSTEM WORLDWIDE THAT MEETS BOTH OF THE PROPOSED METHODS TO SOLAS SAFETY GUIDELINES.

“The SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement” is coming into effect from July 2016. The intention is to reduce the number of accidents at sea which are caused by wrongly declared container weights. SOLAS is an international maritime safety treaty designed to ensure that ships comply with minimum safety standards in construction, equipment and operation. The weighing equipment used must meet the applicable accuracy standards and requirements of the State in which the equipment is being used. The ports will refuse receiving any container without the data / certified weight of the container, and there are no exceptions available

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) SOLAS amendments provide two approved methods in determining the container weight:

– Method 1 – The shipper (or third party) weighs the complete packed container using calibrated and certified equipment:

The Griptech TC3000-RS is specifically developed for reach stackers and to meet the SOLAS requirements. The system is extremely reliable and delivers the most accurate weight verification data possible through a simple and automated process.

– Method 2 – The shipper (or third party) weighs all individual items of the container using a certified method approved by the State in which the container is being packed:

Integration of a mobile weighing system onto your forklift assuring a safe container transport to the port. The Griptech TC3000 is the most accurate hydraulic weighing system in the world and a safety product that can be mounted on any counterbalanced forklift.

The benefits of applying the Griptech TC3000-RS for both Method 1 & 2:

  • Weighing and handling combined in one movement.
  • Quick container weighing and data processing in less than 7 seconds.
  • The most accurate weighing possible of the container.
  • No maintenance costs.
  • Improves safety.

By installing a retro fit container weighing system into existing container handling equipment the terminal logistics is improved, the need to provide a dedicated weighing station is eliminated, and the port’s operational safety is considerably increased.