The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified weight. The shipper is responsible for the verification of the packed container’s weight. The carrier is responsible for obtaining the verified gross mass of the container in advance of loading the vessel. This regulation went into effect on July 1, 2016. For more details, visit the World Shipping Council.