As from 01 July 2016, the International convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), requires that packed containers' gross mass are verified prior to stowage aboard ship.GUIDELINES REGARDING THE VERIFIED GROSS MASS OF A CONTAINER CARRYING CARGO
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Antwerp Freight Forwarders standard trading conditions
Unless otherwise agreed these conditions shall be applicable to any form of service provided by the Freight Forwarder. They may be quoted als "Belgian Forwarding Conditions". They represent a recognized custom of the trade.Standard trading conditions
How to stuff reefer containers
Hints and suggestions on stuffing and sealing containers.About stuffing (pdf, 255 KB)
Dual use items are goods, software and technology normally used for civilian purposes but which may have military applications, or may contribute to the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The EU therefore controls the export, transit and brokering of dual-use items as key instrument contributing to international peace and security.information about dual use in EU
The incoterms rules or International Commercial Terms are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) that are widely used in international commercial transactions or procurement processes.
A series of three-letter trade terms related to common contractual sales practices, the Incoterms rules are intended primarily to clearly communicate the tasks, costs, and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods.
IMO - the Internationals Maritime Organization - is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.more information