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Weighing of goods vehicles and other cargo regulations

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Summary

Seeking views on the proposed revocation of the Merchant Shipping (Weighing of Goods Vehicles and other Cargo) Regulations 1988.

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Consultation description

The Merchant Shipping (Weighing of Goods Vehicles and other Cargo) Regulations 1988 (SI 1988/1275) as amended by:

  • Merchant Shipping (Weighing of Goods Vehicles and other Cargo) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (SI 1989/270)
  • Merchant Shipping (Weighing of Goods Vehicles and other Cargo) (Application to non-UK Ships) Regulations 1989 (SI 1989/568)

place a requirement on port operators to weigh goods vehicles of over 7.5 tonnes when they are loaded onto passenger roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) ferries leaving from United Kingdom ports. There are no reciprocal international requirements which require the weighing of vehicles on those same vessels when they sail to the United Kingdom from foreign ports. Shippers were already required to declare cargo weights, but the additional requirement brought in by the above-named regulations intends to address possible under-reporting.

Documents

Cargo weighing requirement for outbound ro-ro ferries

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Published 29 April 2013