A pictorial view of the consequences of container weight misdeclaration..
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As you are aware and as has been featured several times on this website, misdeclaration of container weight has been a big problem for ship owners and operators and is reported to have caused several accidents..
Now, a tech company in New Zealand claims to have found a unique solution for shippers to weigh the containers in a quick, easy and cost effective manner..
When is a container considered as Over Weight..?? A good question from a reader of this blog..
Over loading of containers with disregard to the safety of the people handling the containers is quite prevalent and needs to be contained for the safety of everyone concerned..
Misdeclaration of cargo weight in a container has been a pain in the neck for many shipping lines, ship operators and several discussions, meetings have taken place on how to control this serious issue..
This article poses the question about who verifies the cargo weight in a container and where..??
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 […]
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 […]
Further to my previous articles regarding Mis-declaration of weights on board ships, and Weighing of all export containers, the issue is hotting up with the World Shipping Council recommending strict measures.. Below is an article from FTW covering this issue..
Misdeclared container weight issue gets an airing in US
The issue of misdeclared container weights once again came under the spotlight when Chris Koch, President (more…)
Mis-declaration of container weights has been an issue that has been going on for a long time and has plagued many a shipping line and port.. It all boils down to people taking a “personal” responsibility to be honest and correct in the declaration of weights..
Maybe this article will enlighten people as to the IMPORTANCE being accurate in the declaration of the weights..