360° Coverage : BIFA Gives Qualified Support to IMO Container Weighing Decision

1 Updates

BIFA Gives Qualified Support to IMO Container Weighing Decision

Sep 25 2013, 3:18am CDT | by PR.com

London, United Kingdom, September 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The British International Freight Association has given qualified support to last week’s decision by a sub-committee of the International...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

47 weeks ago

BIFA Gives Qualified Support to IMO Container Weighing Decision

Sep 25 2013, 3:18am CDT | by PR.com

London, United Kingdom, September 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The British International Freight Association has given qualified support to last week’s decision by a sub-committee of the International Maritime Organization to approve a compromise proposal for verifying the weight of containers before they are loaded onboard ships.

The IMO sub-committee approved draft guidelines giving shippers two methods to verify the weight of a container - either by weighing the packed container, or by weighing all packages and cargo items and then adding the tare mass of an empty container.

“The compromise proposal was most probably the best possible outcome and BIFA will now work with its members to work out how they comply with the requirements of the new rules when they come into force, without adding significant costs or causing supply chain delays,” says BIFA Director General, Peter Quantrill.

“BIFA notes that the proposal still has to navigate several stages through the IMO’s legislative process and, if successful, will most likely not come into force before May 2017.

“We understand that the draft guidelines will now be forwarded to the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) for approval in May 2014, and assuming that approval is forthcoming at that meeting, be formally adopted at a further meeting of the MSC in May 2015. It is usual for there to be a 24 month waiting period before SOLAS amendments take effect.

“Clearly the implementation of the new rules is a lengthy process that should give the industry time to adapt and allow our members time to make sure that they continue to comply with their responsibilities to make accurate cargo declarations.”

Contact Information:
British International Freight Association
Ian Matheson
+44 (0)1689 860660
Contact via Email
www.bifa.org

Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/517837

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Source: PR.com

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Sports meet in Kenya cancelled over Ebola fears
Nairobi, Aug 21 (IANS) The International Netball Federation (INF) cancelled an international meeting in Nairobi owing to deadly Ebola virus attack that has visited parts of Africa, Xinhua reported Wednesday.
 
 
UN chief condemns American journalist's killing
United Nations, Aug 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of American journalist James Foley by extremist Islamist militants, calling it "an abominable crime".
 
 
Russia suspends four McDonald restaurants
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) Russia's consumer rights watchdog said Wednesday it has temporarily shut down four McDonald's restaurants here, including the first ever outlet in the country, citing sanitary violations.
 
 
Egypt mufti's adviser slams killing of US journalist
Cairo, Aug 20 (IANS) Ibrahim Negm, advisor to the mufti of Egypt, Wednesday denounced the beheading of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in Iraq, state-run MENA news agency reported.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

US admits failure to rescue journalist in Syria
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US had recently attempted to rescue a number of American hostages, including slain journalist James Foley held in Syria by the Islamic State, but the mission failed, Pentagon Press...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Zoe Saldana finally admits pregnancy
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) "Avatar" actress Zoe Saldana has for the first time acknowledged that she is pregnant via a video of her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an activity where people dump a bucket of ice water on one's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Robin Williams to be honored by Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal will honor the late Robin Williams at the upcoming Emmy Awards. The 66-year-old comedian will lead tributes to his longtime friend, who was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California on August 11 after...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kourtney Kardashian thinks cravings are 'fun'
Kourtney Kardashian thinks cravings are a ''fun'' part of pregnancy. The 35-year-old beauty, who is expecting her third child with boyfriend Scott Disick, admits she can't get enough of cheese and pickle sandwiches at...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Gwyneth Paltrow approves of Jennifer Lawrence
Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly approves of Chris Martin's new romance with Jennifer Lawrence. The 'Iron Man 3' star, who recently started dating 'Glee' co-creator Brad Falchuk, has reportedly given her estranged husband,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Israel to step up Gaza offensive: Netanyahu
Jerusalem, Aug 21 (IANS) Israel will step up the offensive in the Gaza Strip until rocket firing from there into Israel stops, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday in response to renewed Gaza rocket attacks...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UN chief hails destruction of Syrian chemicals
United Nations, Aug 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday welcomed the destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons material on board the US Maritime Vessel Cape Ray. "This marks a significant...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UAE president issues anti-terror law
Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS) UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan issued the country's anti-terrorism law Wednesday, state media reported. Though the media report did not specify the details of the law, but so far no...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sports meet in Kenya cancelled over Ebola fears
Nairobi, Aug 21 (IANS) The International Netball Federation (INF) cancelled an international meeting in Nairobi owing to deadly Ebola virus attack that has visited parts of Africa, Xinhua reported Wednesday. Kenya...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Egypt to have three new provinces
Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS) Egypt is to establish three new provinces and demarcate others including Cairo, Giza and Suez, a government official said Wednesday. The new three provinces will be Middle Sinai, Alamin and Wahat...
Read more on Politics Balla