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New container regulations could tilt competition

On July first, the IMO's new international container regulations will take effect. The Confederation of Danish Industry and DSV assess that Danish shipping is ready and the regulations could entail a new competitive edge.

Det er scener som denne, FN's maritime organisation (IMO) gerne vil undgå med de nye containervejningsregler, der træder i kraft til sommer. | Photo: Scanpix

Starting on July first, all loaded containers must be weighed before the carriers throw them on board vessels for international journeys at sea. This is part of the new set of rules, passed at the UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Denmark is one of the countries where preparations have been underway for the new regulations, both in the industry and for authorities. Several Danish stakeholders anticipate that this could be a competitive advantage for Danish business.

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