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IMO adopts container-weighing rules

An International Maritime Organization committee formally approved new rules to make weighing of containers compulsory on 20 May, a move welcomed by the British International Freight Association (BIFA). The IMO's Maritime Safety Committee approved the draft amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), Chapter VI to require mandatory verification of the gross mass of containers. However, BIFA cautioned that if the method for determing container weights put forward, namely ... [+]

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