Importance of declaring the correct cargo weight

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Misdeclaration of container weights has been an issue that has been going on for a long time and has plagued many a shipping line, ship and port operators..

In a recent article, I wrote about the basics of container stowage planning and why it is so important..

In this article, I thought it would be worth reiterating the importance of being accurate in the declaration of the weights..

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Container Weight Fraud

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There have been several discussions on this blog about misdeclaration of container weights..

People seem to be coming up with creative ideas to commit fraud relating to container weight.. Here is a news item from gCaptain.com for your interest..

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