Better information would solve container weight problem, says ESC

The European Shippers Council (ESC) has called for an improvement in information exchange between shippers and shipping lines to tackle the problem of incorrectly declared container weights. The call comes as the International Maritime Organization weights up a mandatory weighing scheme. ESC insists that a mandatory deadline for the delivery of the final shipping instructions by the shipper to the carrier would largely solve the problem and that the present lack ... [+]

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