IMO Looks at Container Shipping Safety as Freight Forwarders, Shippers and Unions Plead Their Case – Latest industry shipping news from the Handy Shipping Guide

The meeting this week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters in London, at the hearing of the Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid cargoes and Containers (DSC), is of special interests to tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of shippers, shipping lines and freight forwarding companies around the globe. Stakeholders representatives from every part of the industry associated with container shipping are lobbying hard to promote their members interests.

The subject which many will focus, and possibly disagree on, is the weighing of containers prior to shipping, overweight and inappropriately stowed boxes being a problem which costs lives, as well as money, all over the world. When the industry switched its general ocean cargo sector over to a predominantly container based system of carriage it effectively removed the responsibility of ensuring goods were correctly loaded from established wharfingers and dockers, and placed them with individual organisations, often many miles from the sea.

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