Mandatory Weigh-In

From the first day of July, some changes will occur with respect to the weighing of loads on time shipment. But what in fact will change in practice?
Today we will explain a little about this new procedure and how it will affect you, our customer!

In accordance with the Ordinance No. 164/DPC, of 25 may 2016, new rules will be adopted to determine the gross mass of full containers to be shipped in the national territory. Oversimplifying the issue for you, we try to sum up a bit like work on these new procedures.

But what means gross mass? Explain: the gross mass is the sum of the tare weight of the container and of the masses of all packages and cargo items-this will include pallets, wood packaging and stowage and other tying materials. Already verified gross mass is just the total gross mass of a full container.
In the case of transhipment, the determination should be carried out at the source and, upon landing in a terminal to be reembarcado later, gets dismissed the need to be weighed again-since the same has not undergone changes in load or is violated.

It is important to know that, when there is a difference between the gross mass checked a full container declared by the shipper and the gross mass verified informed by the terminal, the value to be considered will be the responsibility of the shipowner.  Also be aware that the fact the container having the verified gross mass declared does not imply that it will be necessarily accepted on board for transportation. It is up to the decision to accept or reject the shipment, ultimately and in accordance with the law, the captain of the ship. We stress that this should be done with weighing instruments approved by Inmetro.

The Executive Director of the Association of Shipping Agencies of the State of São Paulo, José Roque, believes that this Ordinance is beneficial and will bring more security to the ships, which will avoid accidents due to excessive cargo.

The opinions about this change in the law diverge, but one of the strengths most singled out by experts is that a positive tax impact will occur-which will facilitate the verification of alleged loss of cargo as set out in the Bill of lading, but were not effectively taken up at the source.

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