A pictorial view of the consequences of container weight misdeclaration..
As you are aware and as has been featured several times on this website, misdeclaration of container weight has been a big problem for ship owners and operators and is reported to have caused several accidents..
Now, a tech company in New Zealand claims to have found a unique solution for shippers to weigh the containers in a quick, easy and cost effective manner..
This article covering a very pertinent and current discussion regarding the verification of container weights – was reposted from WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PORTCULLIS blog by Michael Poverello.. Preparing for legislation on verification of container weights November 26, 2013 — Leave a comment Port Technology International – The work by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), within the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), on the … Read more here..
Weighing of containers has been a bone of contention for many years for many shipping lines and the arguments for and against continue.. Below is the latest article from Lloyds Loading List which raises the question.. “Where in the transport or supply chain should the export container be weighed and the actual weight ascertained”..?? What do the readers of this … Read more here..