Block scales purchased to fulfill new SOLAS regulation

New international SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulation regarding weight verification requirements came into effect on July 1st. This new regulation was adopted in order to increase maritime safety and to decrease the dangers throughout the whole supply chain in container transport.

The scale at our Baltic Brown quarry no 12 weighs blocks up to 32 tons.

The new regulation requires that all cargo must be accurately weighed before transportation. As Palin Granit follows all regulations strictly, we have purchased scales to ensure an accurate weighing of our blocks. Also, our partners in logistics have acquired similar scales to the harbors.

“All our blocks are now weighed before loading. We’ve had very positive experience with the scales as they give us accurate information and are easy to use. The utilization of these new scales will surely benefit all parties involved, as they eliminate the chance for estimates”, says Quarry Master Esko Parkko from quarry no 12.