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Ready for the weighing rules

[ June 23, 2016   //   ]

Forth Ports has confirmed that it will be ready to launch its Verified Gross Mass container weighing service for export customers from 27 June. It has made a significant investment in its straddle carrier fleet and upgraded IT systems, as well as developing EDI links to both UK port community systems, Destin8 and CNS as well as some point to point EDI customer links.

Meanwhile, freight forwarder Rhenus Logistics is urging the freight industry to take note of the new regulations. Managing director, David Williams, said: “The implementation of the SOLAS VGM is changeable and subject to local conditions, requirements and global infrastructural challenges. We do know, however, that it will be effective as of 1 July, so shippers should look to achieve compliance by the end of June.

“Rhenus Logistics will be able to provide a range of VGM services for our customers, so we’d urge those looking for more information to get in touch.”

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