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New Gross Mass Shipping Container Weight Requirements for 2016

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted new mandatory rules, effective from July 1, 2016, concerning the requirement for shippers to verify the gross mass of a container carrying cargo. 209 more words

3PL Intel

Unusual Container Weight Fraud Uncovered

The International Maritime Bureau has been alerted to a fraud involving a shipping container’s weight and size that is atypical of what one might out of a container weight fraud case; the tare weight, or unladen weight of the container itself was unrealistically falsified and much higher than the actual, correct weight of the container. 473 more words

International Shipping

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… 1,049 more words

Shipping And Freight

What is ISPS and why is it charged..?? - Part 1

Good day all and compliments of the season to you..

All of you  no doubt have heard of ISPS and all you know is that you are “paying” for it.. 883 more words

Shipping Knowledge

Amendment to SOLAS chapter VII - Regulation 4

At 90thsession held from 16 to 25 May 2012 Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) adopted amendment to SOLAS chapter VII – Regulation 4. The new text will replace the existing text and will come in force from 1 January 2014. 170 more words


COMPETENT AUTHORITY – Approvals and Exemptions

IMDG Code defines competent authority as any body or authority designated or otherwise recognized as such for any purpose in connection with IMDG Code.  Role of competent authority comes in various scenarios two of which are Exemptions and Approvals. 3,962 more words



Which IMO publications a vessel must carry? There are various publications which is to be carried mandatory and many are recommended and encouraged to carry. 168 more words