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Risk of container overloading grows

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All containers will need to be weighed prior to loading under new legislation that will be introduced
next year.  Overloading is a common problem, with one study finding that the declared weight of one in ten containers was incorrect.

Stricter enforcement of container weight is already underway in the UK, but other countries are ignoring the problem despite the potentially disastrous consequences of overloading, which include container stack collapses and the jettison of containers into the ocean.

For more information, contact David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services.

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