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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

Flags of Convenience: Making Cargo Safety Inconvenient

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

Trade News

What is the impact of terminals being ‘in the frame’ for weighing containers?

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

Trade News

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


Call for all containers to be weighed

Further to my previous articles

regarding the weighing of export containers, please see below news article..


Lloyd’s List reports that proposals before the International Maritime Organisation will require mandatory checks to stamp out misdeclarations…

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