Another Expensive Season of Stink Bug Searches from the U.S coming our way
The high-season for U.S domiciled ‘Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs’ (BMSB) starts in October.
That means MPI will undertake another regime of fumigation for a whole range of products coming-in from ‘the States’.
We’ll keep you informed as things transpire.
Be sure to look at previous articles we’ve run on pesky Stink Bugs.
Our weekly U.S Container is now being unloaded in Carmen Road
As at mid-July Pengelly’s have moved their Logistics Centre from here in Sheffield Cres to:
88 Carmen Road, Hornby
This means our weekly U.S Sea-Freight Service will now be unloaded/devanned at Carmen Road.
As the photo indicates it’s a much more modern & larger facility.
Verification of the packed container’s weight now mandatory
This photo is real.
Mis-declared weights on containers has been a global issue for decades.
For example back in 2012 Ukraine Customs weighed all containers discharged in Ukrainian ports. It was found that 56 percent of the containers had an actual weight greater than the weight stated in the carrier’s cargo manifest.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has acted to ensure the vessel safety.
The Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) now requires the shipper to be responsible for the verification of the packed container’s weight.
This is a mandatory global requirement effective 01st July 2016.
A packed container will no longer be allowed to be loaded on board vessels unless its Verified Gross Mass (VGM) has been provided.
Estimating the weight is not permissible.