Tuesday 6th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Felixstowe to offer container weighing service

The Port of Felixstowe will offer a container weighing service for UK shippers in accordance with new international regulations from 1st July. The regulations relate to an amendment to the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention, and will require export containers carrying cargo to have their weight verified before loading.

weighing“The rules have the potential to cause significant disruption to export supply chains,” said Stephen Abraham, Port of Felixstowe COO. “To help avoid this, we have decided to provide a service where export containers can be weighed at the port before being loaded.”