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Port of Charleston states it will provide Weighing Service

South Carolina Port: scspa.com
South Carolina Port: scspa.com

In an update on February 17, 2016, Reynolds Hutchins of the Journal of Commerce states,

“As the industry prepares for the controversial new verified weight rules that go into effect this July, the Port of Charleston is the first U.S. port to say it is willing and game to provide in-terminal weighing services for containers if allowed to do so by the U.S. Coast Guard. In doing so, Charleston is lining up with terminals in Europe and the Mideast that say they will offer weighing services, but is diverging from several U.S. terminals — including arch competitors Savannah and Virginia, which are explicitly saying they will not offer yard equipment to weigh containers on behalf of shippers.”

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