Strainstall has achieved full Automatic Weighing Instruments EU-type approval from the National Measurents and Regulatory Office (NMRO) for its container weighing system (CWS).
The approval enables complete complaince to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendment for the verification of container weights.
Hence, the CWS is approved to provide the verified gross mass (VGM) of containers.
The solution has been installed at several international container terminals including DP World Southampton’s full straddle carrier fleet.
The CWS is designed to be integrated into terminal operating systems (TOS), with an automated process for producing the VGM.
Simon Everett, managing director at Strainstall, said: “The industry is still experiencing some issues with implementation and enforcement, so this certification will help to give customers complete confidence in compliance and their ability to provide verified weights as legislated by the IMO, using our innovative and fully integrated container weighing solution.”
The solution also provides the centre of gravity (COG) of the container along with container snag detection.