CONVENTION No. 27 Convention concerning the Marking of the WeightonHeavy Packages Transported by Vessels

  • Type : Regulation
  • Release Date : 2010-11-24

  [Date of coming into force: 9 March 1932.]

  The General Conference of the International Labour Organization,

  Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of theInternational Labour Office, and having met in its Twelfth Session on 30May 1929, and

  Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard tothe marking of the weight on heavy packages transported by vessels, whichis included in the first item of the agenda of the Session, and

  Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of aninternational Convention, adopts this twenty-first day of June of theyear one thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine the following Convention,which may be cited as the Marking of Weight (Packages Transported byVessels) Convention, 1929, for ratification by the Members of theInternational Labour Organization in accordance with the provisions of theConstitution of the International Labour Organization:

  Article 1

  1. Any package or object of one thousand kilograms (one metric ton) ormore gross weight consigned within the territory of any Member whichratifies this Convention for transport by sea or inland waterway shallhave its gross weight plainly and durably marked upon it on the outsidebefore it is loaded on a ship or vessel.

  2. In exceptional cases where it is difficult to determine the exactweight, national laws or regulations may allow an approximate weight to bemarked.

  3. The obligation to see that this requirement is observed shall restsolely upon the Government of the country from which the package or objectis consigned and not on the Government of a country through which itpasses on the way to its destination.

  4. It shall be left to national laws or regulations to determinewhether the obligation for having the weight marked as aforesaid shallfall on the consignor or on some other person or body.

  Article 2

  The formal ratifications of this Convention under the conditions setforth in the Constitution of the International Labour Organization shallbe communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Officefor registration.

  Article 3

  1. This Convention shall be binding only upon those Members whoseratifications have been registered with the International Labour Office.

  2. It shall come into force twelve months after the date on which theratifications of two Members of the International Labour Organization havebeen registered with the Director-General.

  3. Thereafter, this Convention shall come into force for any Membertwelve months after the date on which its ratification has beenregistered.

  Article 4

  As soon as the ratifications of two Members of the InternationalLabour Organization have been registered with the International LabourOffice, the Director-General of the International Labour Office shall sonotify all the Members of the International Labour Organization. He shalllikewise notify them of the registration of ratifications which may becommunicated subsequently by other Members of the Organization.

  Article 5

  1. A Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it afterthe expiration of ten years from the date on which the Convention firstcomes into force, by an act communicated to the Director-General of theInternational Labour Office for registration. Such denunciation shall nottake effect until one year after the date on which it is registered withthe International Labour Office.

  2. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not,within the year following the expiration of the period of ten yearsmentioned in the preceding paragraph, exercise the right of denunciationprovided for in this Article, will be bound for another period of tenyears and, thereafter, may denounce this Convention at the expiration ofeach period of ten years under the terms provided for in this Article.

  Article 6

  At such times as it may consider necessary the Governing Body of theInternational Labour Office shall present to the General Conference areport on the working of this Convention and shall examine thedesirability of placing on the agenda of the Conference the question ofits revision in whole or in part.

  Article 7

  1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention revising thisConvention in whole or in part, the ratification by a Member of the newrevising Convention shall ipso jure involve denunciation of thisConvention without any requirement of delay, notwithstanding theprovisions of Article 5 above, if and when the new revising Conventionshall have come into force.

  2. As from the date of the coming into force of the new revisingConvention, the present Convention shall cease to be open to ratificationby the Members.

  3. Nevertheless, this Convention shall remain in force in its actualform and content for those Members which have ratified it but have notratified the revising Convention.

  Article 8

  The French and English texts of this Convention shall both beauthentic.

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