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Shippers step up cooperation

[ November 27, 2013   //   ]

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) and the Asian Shippers’ Meeting (ASM) have agreed to work closer together on a number of international issues that have a major impact on shippers. The agreement came at a joint meeting in Chiang Rai, Thailand on 24 November.

The shippers’ councils agreed that their member companies should make use of existing structures and organisations, bind them together and invite individual representatives that or not yet part of an international organisation. The two organisations will assist each other on education and capacity building and make existing training modules available internationally, set up a cross-cultural exchange program and develop new international training courses.

The two councils also agreed to intensify their campaign to convince the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that its present proposal on container weighing were wrong, as they failed to take into account all potentially unsafe situations.

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