A pilot database launched by the Bureau International des Containers provides a convenient source of container tare weight data for carriers, shippers, forwarders and other intermediaries who need to meet SOLAS mandatory container weight verification requirements. There’s no charge to use it, but you need to sign up.
According to Canadian supply chain magazine Materials Management & Distribution, data for half a million containers are already uploaded to the Technical Characteristics Database, and container owners and operators are adding new files daily. Once fully populated, the database will enable all users to access a vast store of container tare weight and other technical characteristics simply by querying the container number. For more information, read the MMD article at this link.
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