Category Archives: SOLAS VGM

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 […]

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Carriage of dangerous goods by sea – documentation requirements

There have been many many instances of damage to ship, cargo and lives due to the improper declaration and handling of dangerous goods (hazardous cargo)..

Through this very important article I hope to give a clear picture on the documentary requirements from a shipping perspective and the process of the hazardous cargo applications and the declarations that go with it..

Please read carefully and share with all the people involved in the handling and transportation of such goods..

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Misdeclaration of container weights – the struggle continues

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…)

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Importance of declaring the right cargo weight

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..

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