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New Maritime regulations to improve safety, EAC trade

Written by Manish Mayank

Shippers and clearing agents could face heavy penalties if they do not comply with the new maritime shipping regulations, Kenya Ports and maritime authorities have said. 

New Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) rule came into force from July 1, that requires shippers to present verified gross mass (VGM) certificates before their containers are loaded on vessels. SOLAS regulations makes it mandatory for shippers to verify the gross weight of every export cargo prior to loading, Jocye Awino from the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), said.

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