EC proposes tighter control over container weights


Container hauliers may soon find themselves being brought to book less frequently for being inadvertently overloaded, following a new EC proposal to tighten up on the declared weights on shipping containers. The new proposal, put forward for inclusion in the EC’s directive (96/53) on vehicle weights and dimensions, seeks to force cargo-owners to be more accurate in declaring the weight of their containers. It also gives them greater responsibility where containers are found to be either under- or overweight – […]