Declared Weight Issues

Posted by Chris Houghton

It has come to our notice that the declared weight of cargo at the booking stage can differ greatly to that actually loaded into the container.
Container shipping lines have had several issues with stability of vessels and with the overall declared weight. It is important to understand that this can be a major issue not only for the UK road operation but also for the ocean vessel.
We would ask that you make every effort to ensure the booked weight matches as closely as possible the weight to be loaded. Carriers will be making a number of spot checks over the coming months on loaded container weights.
Freedom Logistics are always available to provide you with advice on your international shipping practices as well as arranging the freight transport. Fore further information please contact us on 0800 012 4369 or 0161 660 9126