2 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 Tweets

 
 
 

43 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

 
Update
2

Tweets

 
 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

US announces new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Washington has imposed new sanctions on Russia's energy, arms and financial sectors over the Ukraine crisis, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
 
 
EU to impose more restrictive measures against Russia
Brussels, July 30 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed a package of "significant" additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with Russia, the European Council said in a statement Tuesday.
 
 
Green spaces impact birth weight positively
London, July 29 (IANS) Where expecting mothers live can also have a bearing on the birth weight of their babies as researchers have found that mothers who live near green spaces deliver babies with significantly higher birth weights.
 
 
What makes you a pessimist?
London, July 29 (IANS) Cannot see thing turning out to be all right? A hyperactive habenula, half the size of a pea in the brain that tracks predictions about negative events, could be the key, a study suggests.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Only 3,200 tigers left in the wild
Geneva, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Of the 100,000 tigers that once roamed in the wild a century ago, only 3,200 are left behind, the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has revealed in a report. WWF has also offered to assist...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US sees 'steady' progress in Iran n-talks
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks Tuesday cited "significant and steady" progress over the past six months, but would not say whether the negotiations would be further extended...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Bradley Cooper learning to flip burgers
London, July 30 (IANS) Actor Bradley Cooper, who will be seen as a chef in his next film, tried to learn how to flip burgers at a fast food chain in preparation for the role. The "Hangover" star decided to practice...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
US announces new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Washington has imposed new sanctions on Russia's energy, arms and financial sectors over the Ukraine crisis, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Building on measures unveiled two weeks...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson in biopic
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actor Jamie Foxx will reportedly be transformed into Mike Tyson for a new biopic. Foxx, 46, would be transformed by the CGI technology that changed Brad Pitt from an old man to a baby in "...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
'Israeli overnight strikes kill 13 in Gaza'
Gaza, July 30 (IANS) Israeli strikes carried out overnight Tuesday killed 13 more Palestinians following the artillery shelling on Jabalia town in northern Gaza Strip, medics said. The Palestinians, including a...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Obama writes to Putin over missile treaty violation
Washington, July 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has written to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Moscow's breach of a 1987 missile treaty, the White House said Tuesday. The treaty bans ground-launched...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Katy Perry parties with Diplo
Katy Perry partied with Diplo in Las Vegas on Monday night (07.28.14). The 'Dark Horse' hitmaker, who reportedly rekindled her romance with the DJ, real name Thomas Pentz, last month, was spotted enjoying a cosy dinner...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Adrienne Bailon regrets appearing on 'KUWTK'
Adrienne Bailon claims dating Rob Kardashian hurt her career. The 30-year-old singer, who split from the reality TV star in 2009 after two years of dating and later underwent laser treatment to get a tattoo of his name...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Chloe Grace Moretz doesn't want a boyfriend
Chloë Grace Moretz thinks she's too young to have a serious boyfriend. The 'Equalizer' star admits she usually takes her mother, Teri, or brother Trevor to red carpet events, as she doesn't want to ''waste away'' her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla