Guidance for operators affected by container weight changes starting today (1 July) has been published, as the sector comes to terms with one of its biggest challenges in recent times. Amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas) Convention means shippers become responsible for ensuring export containers have a verified gross mass before they are loaded onto ships. Most ports are offering a weighing service, although hauliers have warned it could result in crippling queues. The Global Shippers’ Forum, the […]
Wincanton has become the first haulier to move containers off the quay at London Gateway, despite the port not officially being open for business.
Significant changes to the verification of container weights coming into effect this summer could spark chaos at UK ports, according to haulage companies.
Pentalver is preparing to open its London Gateway depot next month, bolstering the container haulier’s operation in the South East.