The International Maritime Organization's Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers wrapped up its meeting on 21 September 2012. Among the items on the agenda were measures to prevent the loss of containers at sea. Two proposals were submitted to the subcommittee requiring accurate container weights - one from a coalition of the World Shipping Council and numerous industry advocacy groups and countries, and the other from Germany.
Sadly, the amendment relating to the accurate weighing of containers has had to be shelved.
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