For a deep dive into the different dimensions underlying the problem of misdeclared container weight and the various ways of addressing the problem, read Dr. Murray King's LLM Seminar Paper - The Problem of Misdeclared Container Weight.

The paper concludes that the SOLAS amendment is unlikely to be enough by itself to fix the problem of misdeclared container weight. Dr. King considers the points in the supply chain where responsibility could be placed for weighing, and proposes a “chain of responsibility” approach with initial weighing by the shipper and check weighing later, especially at ports, with misdeclared containers being reportable as incidents.

Source: Research Archive

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