How strong is your container floorboard..??

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How strong is your container floorboard..?? – simple enough question, but there is a whole science behind ascertaining the strength of the floorboard of the container and the stresses it takes in its day to day life.. Image of exploded view of Shipping Container

The floorboard of a container is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the container structure and is the main weight bearing part..

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Container Weighing – industry solution on the horizon..??

A very important and worrying matter that has been dogging the industry is the continued misdeclaration of container weights.. There have been several articles and discussions reg the misdeclaration of container weights in this blog.. Below is an interesting and relevant article reproduced from Michael Poverello’s blog regarding this crucial issue.. Container Weighing – industry solution on the horizon August 4, 2013 — Leave … Read more here..


Eugen Maersk fire revives concerns about misdeclared cargo

A valid concern regarding the declaration and stowage of cargo on container ships.. There have been far too many incidents of late relating to ship accidents as can be seen from below infographic provided courtesy of WWF..                     Carrier investigates whether box contents listed as household goods were hazardous. A FIRE that … Read more here..


When and where must an export container be weighed..??

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Weighing of containers has been a bone of contention for many years for many shipping lines and the arguments for and against continue.. Below is the latest article from Lloyds Loading List which raises the question.. “Where in the transport or supply chain should the export container be weighed and the actual weight ascertained”..?? What do the readers of this … Read more here..


Do your container fleets meet the latest safety standards?

The TT Club addresses this issue in great detail as per their article below.. The safety of containers was initially addressed when there were tens of thousands of units. Now, some 45 years later, there are tens of millions in circulation. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been reviewing the processes associated with the Convention for Safe Containers – are you … Read more here..


You mean i can arrest a ship..!! – Part 1

South African admiralty law assists those who have a claim against shipowners by granting claimants the entitlement to arrest a ship that enters its jurisdiction. Such action may be taken by virtue of the South African Admiralty Regulation Act, No. 105 of 1983 (the “Act”) which effectively prevents a ‘guilty’ ship from legally departing from the jurisdiction by means of … Read more here..