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Effective July 1, 2016, it is regulated to declare the verified gross mass (VGM) according to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, which is adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

For more information, you may click below link (Marine Department, The HKSAR) to know more about the relevant information.

http://www.mardep.gov.hk/en/pub_services/ocean/miss_vgm.html

Sources: Extracted from - www.iata.org/lithiumbatteries

Updated as at 17 Feb, 2016

Changes to the Provisions for Lithium Batteries -

Effective 1 April 2016

(1) UN3480 (Lithium-ion cells and batteries), PI 965, Included all sections, i.e. Section IA, IB and II. It must be offered for transport at a state of charge (SoC) not excess 30% of their rated design capacity. All sections under PI 965 will be restricted to carriage on cargo aircraft only [CAO].

(2) A shipper is not permitted to present for transport more than one (1) package prepared according to Section II of PI 965 or PI 968 in any single consignment.

(3) Not more than one (1) package prepared in accordance with Section II of PI 965 or PI 968 may be placed into an overpack.

(4) Package prepared according to Section II of PI 965 or PI 968 must be packed individually and separately from other cargo.

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