Since July 1st SOLAS requires that all containers for ocean transport are weighed. The gross weight of the container must be declared to the carrier and the terminal in time, or the container will not be loaded onboard. As we still get many questions about SOLAS regulations and the requirements for weighing equipment they impose, we have compiled the below Frequently Asked Questions list. If you still can’t find the answers you need, or if you want to know more about RAVAS scales, please contact us.


Out of the Port of Rotterdam, Neele-Vat ships thousands of sea containers per year. As of July 1st  all these containers must be weighed, because of the amendments to SOLAS regulations. That’s why this logistic service provider equips his forklifts with iForks weighing forks.


RAVAS-SafeLoad acts as an active load diagram for your forklift truck: it helps you prevent accidents, injuries and damages from tipping forklifts and breaking forks.

Mobile weighing

Amendments to the SOLAS regulations require that as of July 2016 the verified gross weight of containers must be made known before loading them onto a ship. Determining the container weight can be done by weighing the packed container or by weighing the individual items in the container, earlier in the chain. RAVAS supplies the mobile scales and the connectivity to make individual pallet weights available throughout the supply chain.


RAVAS introduces RCS Hy-Q, a high accuracy hydraulic scale for counterbalanced trucks and reach trucks.


In Gates’ DC near Gent, Belgium,  the order pick trucks are fitted with RAVAS weighing forks. The weight terminal  translates the weight increase on the forks into a number of articles picked and shows this number in the display. This helps the...
Waste & recycling
AVAG gets all kinds of waste delivered: metal, electronics equipment, paper and glass. These materials are processed into raw materials and partly sold to the customer. The recycled materials are invoiced by weight. AVAG has the legal obligation...
Heineken Event Services supplies events with equipment and beer. Return shipments of 1,000 liter beer tanks are weighed to determine the amount of beer left in the tanks, since customers are only invoiced for the amount of beer actually consumed...
Logistics & distribution
Menzies World Cargo handles all kinds of air cargo and transports the cargo back and forth to waiting airplanes at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. At the request of the carriers, Menzies weighs all incoming colli. If the actual weight is more than 10...
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Quaker works on demand, there is almost no stock keeping of mixed chemicals. The filling is done using explosion safe weighing pallet trucks. ‘The weighing trucks have proved to be indispensable’, says Ad van der Meij (Supervisor Maintenance)....


ACP supplies 500 to 1,000 boxes of components per day to several well-known lorry manufacturers. In order to prevent incomplete deliveries, all components are counted by scales integrated in the stacker trucks that lift and move the boxes. Thanks...
At FLOS orders consist of huge numbers of a single product. Since FLOS supplies just-in-time, it is of major importance that deliveries are correct. Which is why the components in incoming and outgoing shipments are counted on two hand pallet...
Paint & coatings
Herberts-RAVAS-RAVAS 2100L EXi
At Herberts expensive circulation systems became obsolete when they changed to explosion proof hand pallet truck scales to mix the paint, moving the scale from one component to the other. Thus they work faster, are more flexible in their...
Van Roessel-RAVAS-RWV-C
Van Roessel Drukwerkers does specialised print jobs for the multimedia market. It sometimes happened that the presses had to be stopped, because paper had run out. Nowadays incomplete deliveries are already signalled while offloading the lorry,...
Express Logistics & Air Freight


DHL Poland was trying to solve a problem in their internal logistics: there was no efficient solution for weighing pallet shipments. Since these “special shipments” could not be accurately invoiced, DHL was missing out on turn over. In the end...