SOLAS Regulation – Methods for obtaining the verified gross mass of a packed container

SOLAS Regulation – Methods for obtaining the verified gross mass of a packed container as seen on the World Shipping Councils website. http://www.worldshipping.org/industry-issues/safety/cargo-weight 4.1 The SOLAS regulations prescribe two methods by which the shipper may obtain the verified gross mass of a packed container. 4.1.1 Method No. 1:  Upon the conclusion of packing and sealing a container and using calibrated and certified...

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New Container Weight Rules

What shippers need to know about new container weight rules The following is an interview between the Journal of Commerce and Chris Welsh, secretary general of the Global Shippers’ Forum Too few shippers are ready to meet new global regulations requiring the weighing of containers before they are allowed to be loaded onto a ship, said Chris Welsh, secretary general of the Global Shippers’ Forum, the largest global shipper group. Welsh...

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Turn your round trip into a one-way! Michigan Trucking Company

Looking for a Michigan Trucking Company to turn your round trip into a one-way? We are actively looking for 40′ highcube containers from Hamburg and Med Shipping.  Also, all sizes of NYK.  Please let us know if you have any imports from Chicago coming into the West Michigan area matching that description.  If so, there is a very good chance we can turn the round trip into a one-way and save you and your customer money!  We are looking...

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Fifth Wheel Maintenance

  Why Proper Fifth Wheel Maintenance is Important Runaway trailer hits minivan. That’s what the headline screamed. While the details of why the trailer separated from the tractor in upstate New York have yet to be sorted out, the events underscore the important role the fifth wheel plays in truck safety. Like any safety-related component, the fifth wheel needs to be in good operating condition to do its job properly. “It’s important to maintain...

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