Port of Felixstowe offers container weighing solution
The Port of Felixstowe has confirmed that it will offer a container weighing service to ensure UK shippers are able to comply with new international regulations that will come into effect on 1 July 2016.
From July, an amendment to the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention will require every export container carrying cargo to have its weight verified before it is loaded on to a ship.
The Port of Felixstowe has taken a leading role in the consultation exercise by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the implementation of the rules in the UK.
The service at the port will be available to containers arriving either by road or rail. The Port of Felixstowe is the UK's largest intermodal rail terminal and 40% of all laden export containers arrive at the port by rail.
Port of Felixstowe (PFL) is strategically located on the UK's southeast coast and within easy reach of major ports in northwest Europe. As Britain's busiest container port and one of the largest in Europe, over 40 percent of the UK's containerised trade passes through the Port.
PFL is a member of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison).