Guidelines on the Verification of Gross Mass of a Container with Cargo Packed in Hong Kong have been published by the Marine Department of HKSAR. The guideline provides two methods for verification of gross mass of a packed container.
- Method 1: Shipper may weigh the packed container by using the weighing scale authorized by the Marine Department of HKSAR;
- Method 2: Shipper may weigh all packages and cargo items; including the mass of pallets, dunnage and other securing materials to be packed in the container and add the tare mass of the container to the sum of the single mass using a method certified by the Marine Department.
Container Mass Verification Flow Chart:
Shipper opting for Method 2 to obtain the verified container mass is required to submit its procedure for approval by the Marine Department.
Further details may be found by reading related circular here