Sunday 11th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

DP World to offer container weighing service

DP World is going to offer a container weighing service at its UK facilities in compliance with new legislation compulsory from 1st July 2016. The legislation will state that export containers carrying cargo must have their weight verified before loading.

“From our contacts with UK exporters, freight forwarders and shipping lines it is clear that the industry in general is finding it challenging to be ready to provide the VGM of containers and without alternative solutions provided by our container terminals, this could become a significant logistics barrier for UK exports and world trade generally,” said Ganesh Raj, senior vice-president and managing director of DP World Europe and Russia. “DP World’s vision is to lead the future of global trade and has therefore decided to invest in equipment in the UK which will offer an efficient solution for this new mandatory regulation.”