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Fewer ... Safety of life at sea should be a top priority

DP World Sokhna adopts Solas regulation

CAIRO, July 14, 2016

Egypt-based DP World Sokhna, a local marine terminal of global trade enabler DP World, said it is continuing its move toward becoming a one-stop-shop for maritime transport with the early adoption of the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas) regulations.

Since July 1, all shippers are required to verify the gross mass of containers before they are shipped. Also ocean carriers and terminals will not allow any cargo at sea without first having verified gross mass (VGM) from the shipper, said a statement from DP World Sokhna.

Demonstrating its dedication to implementing industry best practices, DP World Sokhna has been providing VGM declaration at its hitech port facility using globally-approved weighing equipment to service its customers that may not have access to approved weighing equipment prior to their containers arriving at DP World terminals, it said.

John Fewer, CEO of DP World Sokhna, said: “As an industry leader, we are firmly committed to applying international industry standards and adhering to the regulations to ensure the safety of people as well as the cargo of all our clients.”

“We are leaders in VGM clearance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance safety levels, facilitate cargo handling and accelerate trade movement,” he said.

“Safety of life at sea should be a top priority for all parties involved in maritime logistics. It is a common responsibility and all stakeholders should join forces to achieve this goal,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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