How to Weigh a Truck for Export

The Challenge Our customer needed a Weight Declaration certificate for their 51 tonne CAT AD60 Truck to comply with export requirements. The truck needed an ad hoc weighing solution that is easy to assemble and then pack away.   Solution   1. Equipment setup   To weigh the 51 tonne CAT AD60 Truck, we created two weighing…

Freight Transportation Modes: 5 Factors of Freight Mode Choice

  There are four key modes of freight transportation available for the movement of goods across Australia: aviation, maritime, rail and road. Each transportation mode affects operational and logistical decisions, and each mode’s performance is influenced by variables such as distance, topography, capacity, loading procedure and duration, and fuel consumption. In Australia, the freight task…

How to Achieve Harmonious Compliance with SOLAS Weight Verification Requirement

  The SOLAS Weight Verification Requirement initially caused confusion (and uproar) among affected industries due to its combination of vagueness in implementation and firmness in consequences. A number of countries, including the United States, have been reported to be insufficiently prepared to achieve compliance by the time the reforms come into effect on July 1,…

The Big Picture: How the Industry Benefits from IMO/SOLAS Container Weight Verification

  On average, a total of 1,679 containers are lost at sea each year. (Avg. 2008-2014) Prior to the new weight verification law, wrongly declared container weights were a recurring case. Shippers have been required to accurately declare their containers’ weights, but there were no clear penalties established when they don’t. Unfortunately, the consequences happen…