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 […]
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