Significant changes to the verification of container weights coming into effect this summer could spark chaos at UK ports, according to haulage companies. Amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas) Convention will make shippers responsible for ensuring containers have a verified gross mass before they can be loaded on to a vessel for export. Ports including Liverpool and Felixstowe have announced plans to offer a weighing service, but container hauliers have warned it could result in crippling queues. […]
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.
Felixstowe-based haulier James Kemball’s investment in additional fleet appears to have paid off with a 9% rise in turnover and 32% jump in pre-tax profit.
Malcolm Logistics unveiled its 50ft container at Multimodal yesterday (30 April), one of 40 that the company plans to introduce to both its road and rail operations.