All ships carrying cargo other than bulk cargo and which call at Swedish ports shall have an individual cargo securing manual. The cargo shall be stowed and secured in accordance with the manual. The cargo securing manual shall be produced in compliance with MSC/Circ. 745 and for Swedish ships shall be approved by the Swedish Maritime Administration.

Cargo Transport Units transported from Swedish ports should be accompanied by a cargo securing certificate from the entity that loaded the cargo with a declaration that the cargo was secured according to guidelines provided in one of the documents listed under “How to secure cargo”.

MSC/Circ. 745 is included in the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing that was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 6 November 1991.