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
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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
SOLAS amendment regarding the accurate weighing of containers is shelved.
Op-ed by Richard Madden
Two countries providing flags of convenience (FOC) to merchant vessels, Panama and Cyprus, threw up roadblocks to the safe carriage of containerized cargo last week. 464 more words
The World Shipping Council (‘WSC’) submission to IMO’s Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers Sub Committee (‘DSC’) for its meeting in September 2012 has been supported by some key maritime administrations and a range of non-governmental organisations amongst the shipping and transport industry. 705 more words
Further to my previous articles
regarding the weighing of export containers, please see below news article..
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Lloyd’s List reports that proposals before the International Maritime Organisation will require mandatory checks to stamp out misdeclarations…