Shippers concerned about new rules for weighing containers

The coming requirements for mandatory weighing of containers represent a major challenge to the industry. Two regions in particular are expected to cause trouble for shippers, who are responsible for complying with the new regulation, according to an Inttra survey.
Photo: Gøteborg Havn
Photo: Gøteborg Havn

Shippers face a major task when the new rules for mandatory weighing of containers come into force this summer. US-based Inttra, which has 110,000 shippers and freight forwarders linked to its electronic market place, recently performed a survey among 410 of its members, and the responses showed widespread concerns about whether the industry will be ready for the new rules.

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