12 September 2013
Joint Recommendation on IMO Proposals to prevent Loss of Containers at Sea
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is currently working on proposals which will oblige shippers, freight forwarders or terminal operators globally to verify the weight of container before loading it on board a ship. On the 16th of September IMO's subcommittee on dangerous goods, solid cargoes and containers (DSC) will discuss these proposals.
ESC, CLECAT, FIATA and FEPORT call on the parties taking part in the decision making process in IMO to critically consider the proposals calling for amendments of SOLAS regulation VI/2 and Solas regulation VI/5.5.
The joint recommendation can be found here.