On 1 July 2016, new requirements to verify the gross mass of a packed container enter into force under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Shippers must verify the gross mass of packed containers through two methods. The First Method consists of weighing the packed container using calibrated and certified equipment. Under the second method, all packages and cargo items are weighed, including the mass of pallets, dunnage and other securing material to be packed in the container and the sum of these masses is then added the tare mass of the container, using a certified method approved by the competent authority of the State in which packing of the container was completed. In France, the order of 28 April 2016 allows a 5% tolerance between the declared mass and the actual mass of the container. In case this limit is exceeded, the carrier may refuse to load the container on board.
- Entry into force of the law “SAPIN II”
- Compensation on the basis of the Regulation n°261/2004 in case of a delay exceeding 3 hours at the airport of a third country being the connection of a flight from an airport situated in a Member State
- Law n°2016-1428 of 24 October 2016 regarding the reinforcement of the security of use of civil drones
- The insurance company, who, in full knowledge of the results of the survey meant to demonstrate the reality and extent of the liability of the insured, did have the possibility to discuss the findings thereof, cannot, save proof of fraud, contend that the said survey could not be validly invoked against her
- On 1 July 2016, new requirements to verify the gross mass of a packed container enter into force under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)