From 1 July 2016 on shippers will be required to have the verified weight of their containers.
The European Commission has published a roadmap for a more effective, efficient and uniform Customs Union.
The European Commission should work to safeguard the free flow of goods within its member states, the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) argues.
Harmonization is needed in order for businesses to comply with the new guidelines, the ESC states.
Dutch shippers fear that the alliances in the container liner shipping industry will hinder competition, reducing the choices companies have when shipping their cargo overseas.
Shippers are working with container liner shipping companies to make sure the new rules on the weighing of containers are as workable as possible.
The Benelux has reached an umbrella agreement on border crossing operations onward from 2017 with EMS combinations (longer and heavier vehicles).