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26 September 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:32 GMT+2

October 2, 2017

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Fedespedi exhorts the associates to assign an appropriate assignment for the certifyd weighing of the
a greater clarity at the level of Incoterms on the division of obligation and
little more than a year from the effectiveness 1° July 2016 of the new international norms on the certifyd weighing of the container, based on which the loaders must declare the gross mass verified (VGM) of the containers before their boarding and that they are introduced with amendments to Solas convention, Fedespedi, the National Federation of the International Shipment Enterprises, in consideration of permanere of taken of position, arguments and contrasts on the interpretation of the norms, has exhorted the companies customers to assign an appropriate assignment for the certifyd weighing of the container, whereby demanded to the shipment enterprises, if buying and selling international of goods loaded in FCL (Full hand Load Container) and with yield to the conditions EXW (Former) or FCA (Carrier Free).

Fedespedi has specified that "the necessity of the formalizzazione of a specific mandate for the determination of the so-called VGM (Verified Gross Mass) is due to the fact that such activity, indispensable for the boarding of the goods on board of the ship, is not comprised between the accessory performances to the shipment contract".

Fedespedi has specified to reject "any confusion with respect to the role of the "Shipper" as, when the shipment enterprise is set like such, this is only in ossequio to the shipment contract so like defined from the Civil code, based on which the shipment enterprise assumes the obligation to conclude, in proper noun and on behalf of sending, a contract of transport and to complete the accessory operations to it".

the Federation of the Italian shipment houses has moreover wished "that on this complex and delicate issue a chiarificatrice solution in the commercial praxis or to work of the competent can be found international organisms, in this last case establishing at the level of Incoterms the division of it obligation of weighing certifyd of the container and the relative burdens between vendor-sender and buyer-addressee".

Fedespedi has concluded confiding that the next one I decree that the Ministry of Infrastructures and the Transports will emit in 6 ottemperanza to the recent one decrees ministerial of April 2017, published in the "Gazette" n. 132 of the 9 june 2017, that it has understood the communitarian directive n. 2015/719 on the weights and dimensions of the commercial vehicles in which one settles that it is the loader to having to supply the indication on the weight of the goods, "it is the occasion because, if of destined containerized transport of goods to being boarded on ship, one reaches the necessary coordination between this last regulation and the discipline dictated from above-mentioned SOLAS '74 with respect to prescribed declaratory documents of the weight of the transported container or the mobile case".

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