Wondering what has been happening since the implementation of the SOLAS provisions on 1 July this year?
We understand that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has not yet conducted major SOLAS compliance activity, consistent with MSC.1./Circ 1548.
Well, all that’s about to change.
AMSA has recently advised that compliance activity would immediately escalate with a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC), looking at Verified Gross Mass (VGM) declarations and identifying indicators of falsehoods and other inaccuracies. Consistently rounded numbers is a bit of a giveaway!
We also understand that AMSA is considering its options regarding check weighing, sample weighing and upstream auditing.
The key take-out would be that any grace period AMSA has granted has come to an inevitable end.
Magellan Logistics has your back on this and any other customs or freight forwarding topic. If you would like to discuss SOLAS compliance with me further please get in touch on 1300 651 888 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.