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Liner industry praises IMO for action on container weight verification
The World Shipping Council (WSC) congratulates the Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargo and Containers (DSC) Sub-committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for today approving proposed changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention that will require verification of container weights before loaded containers are placed aboard ships. Misdeclared container weights have been a long-standing problem for the transportation industry and for governments as they present safety hazards for ships, their crews, and other cargo on board, workers in the port facilities handling containers, and on roads.
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