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Peel Ports ready for new weighing rules

[ June 10, 2016   //   ]

Peel Ports has finishing construction of weighbridges at the port of Liverpool in time for the new SOLAS verified gross mass rules which come into force on 1 July. It involved considerable work to install multiple dynamic axle weighbridges at the terminal AutoGates linked with the terminal operating system.

Similar arrangements will be in place at Peel Ports’ other container terminals in Dublin and Greenock (Glasgow).

All trucks carrying containers into the terminal will be required to register a Mass in Running Order (MIRO) – a weight recording requirement for commercial goods vehicles and trailers in the UK.)

Any laden containers that enter the container terminal without a VGM, or have a declared VGM that is outside of the guidance tolerance, will have one electronically generated.

At the in-gate the vehicle will pass slowly over the weighbridge where the system will determine the axle weights and therefore the total gross weight of the vehicle. The declared MIRO will then be applied to determine the VGM of the laden export container.

The VGM will be updated to the Port Community System.

Weighing charges will be automatically processed via the port community system platform operated by Maritime Cargo Processing.