John Foord FONASBA President Designate / Verifying the Gross Mass of a Container


We are pleased to announce that John Foord, Business Development Manager for Grange Shipping, was confirmed as FONASBA President Designate at the FONASBA Annual Meeting in Gothenburg last week. Congratulations from all at Grange Shipping John!

On Thursday, as current Chairman of the Liner & Port Agency Committee, John gave a presentation on Verifying the Gross Mass of a Container in response to measures that are due to come into force on the 1st January 2016.

The presentation makes for interesting reading and we recommend that all shippers take a look.

From 1st January 2016 it is probable that shipping lines will refuse to load containers with 'no certified weight' as the amended SOLAS 1974 Regulations will dictate this is what they must do.

It remains to be seen how the new regulations will be implemented in the UK.

Until then, John's presentation can be found here:
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