Are your shipping containers AMSA compliant?  Five things you need to remember about SOLAS Legislation

2017-08-11T15:10:39+00:00 11th August 2017|

The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) legislation which made container weight verification a condition to load marine cargo onto a ship became legally binding on 1 July 2016. The changes had been advocated for many years and are intended to reduce the number of accidents caused by container overloading, container stack collapses and vessel instability as well as reduce damage to cargo, stress to ships and machinery, environmental impacts and insurance claims.  Verifying container weights prior to v… Read More

The Advantages Of A Shipping Container Weighbridge To Meet Chain Of Responsibility Requirements

2016-11-14T14:35:33+00:00 14th November 2016|

Historically, only vehicle drivers and operators were responsible for complying with transport laws but now anyone who has control or influence over any transport task, including those capable of exercising control or influence, are parties in the ‘chain of responsibility’ and may be deemed liable in the event of a breach of the road laws. The ‘Chain of Responsibility’ (CoR) legislation aims to improve compliance to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and was introduced to exte… Read More