Before a container can be loaded onto a ship, the weight must be determined. A verified weight is a condition for loading. No verified weight means that the container will not be loaded.
Estimated weight is not sufficient. The shipper must weigh or must ensure that the loaded container or its contents are weighed.
The following methods are permitted for the weighing:
Method 1: the actual weighing of the loaded container.
Method 2: weighing and aggregating all loading parts (goods, pallets, stowage, container tare weight, etc.).
The legislation has set margins within which the weight may deviate.
Implementation of the law: commercial parties must comply with the regulations that apply nationally/locally, for example with regard to documentation and certification.
The legislation comes into effect on 1 July 2016.
For the exact applicable legislation see http://mobilit.belgium.be/nl/scheepvaart