CVSE Weigh Scales Not Trade Certified
The BC Trucking Association has recently verified with Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement that its scales are not “trade” certified under the Canadian Weights and Measures Act and Regulations.
Shippers must provide the VGM (verified gross mass) to an ocean carrier and port terminal representatives prior to loading the container onto a ship. Port of Vancouver marine terminals have indicated they will turn trucks without proper weight verification away and will not load their containers. According to Transport Canada guidelines, shippers can use one of two methods to verify the gross mass of a packed container:
Weigh the loaded container – If the loaded container is carried and weighed on a chassis or on a trailer, the verified mass of the container is determined by subtracting the mass of the chassis or trailer.
Weigh all the items loaded into the container (including dunnage, securing material, etc.) and add the tare mass of the container to the aggregate weight of its contents.
For more information and background on this subject, please see Are CVSE Weigh Scales Trade Certified published by the BCTA (June 13, 2016).
Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION
HUB International TRANSPORTATION specialists are based in Vancouver. Our longstanding relationship with the best providers in the business allow us to deliver the solutions that serve you best. With HUB, you can run your business knowing that you are headed in the right direction.