Ahead of the IMO SOLAS Regulation for Verified Gross Mass of Containers, ITCO has prepared a number of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

The information covers background to the new regulation, and is intended to clear up confusion about where responsibility lies for implementing it, the accepted methods of measurement and required documentation, and the status of the updated rules worldwide, among other issues that have been causing concern within the industry.

The regulation comes into force on 1 July 2016, and ITCO recommends that tank container operators plan ahead and make preparations as appropriate. It also lists numerous website links where further clarification can be found.

The FAQs and contact details for any further questions can be found at