Using best practice guidelines such as the CTU Code, here are four key points that a shipper should keep in mind to safely load a shipping container.
Read about our experience dispatching our first container load of certified container scales to Rotterdam, Europe.
Our scales are now OIML and CE certified! This is great news for shippers globally, making it easier to comply with the VGM requirements.
The World Shipping Council has recently released this detailed guidance on the mandatory container weight verification requirements, that will take effect globally from 1 July 2016.
Article kindly supplied by Dr Murray King, transport consultant and past president of CILT NZ. First published in Logistics and Transport NZ, the official publication of CILT NZ.
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.