• ITVI.USA
    13,809.570
    -6.010
    0%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.480
    0.000
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    13,784.050
    -7.950
    -0.1%
  • TLT.USA
    2.810
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.480
    -0.170
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.070
    -0.210
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.090
    -6.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.280
    -0.210
    -8.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.900
    -0.070
    -3.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    2.720
    -0.270
    -9%
  • WAIT.USA
    127.000
    0.000
    0%
  • ITVI.USA
    13,809.570
    -6.010
    0%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.480
    0.000
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    13,784.050
    -7.950
    -0.1%
  • TLT.USA
    2.810
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.480
    -0.170
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.070
    -0.210
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.090
    -6.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.280
    -0.210
    -8.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.900
    -0.070
    -3.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    2.720
    -0.270
    -9%
  • WAIT.USA
    127.000
    0.000
    0%
American ShipperShippingTrade and Compliance

Bison develops portable system for weighing containers on chassis

The New-Zealand based company said the system is targeted at exporters and logistics companies needing to weight containers outside of ports and other high volume container hubs.

   A New Zealand-based company called Bison has developed a portable system for weighing containers on chassis to help shippers comply with a requirement under the Safety of Life at Sea convention to provide carriers with the verified gross mass on loaded containers.
   Bison said the system is geared toward exporters and logistics companies needing to weigh containers outside of ports and other high volume container hubs, and allows shippers to optimize cargo loads, manage container weight limits and weigh containerized cargo for trading purposes.
   The Bison Container Scale uses four jacks or “C-Legs” that attach to and lift a container just clear of the chassis, then transmits
the gross container weight via Bluetooth to a smart phone
“app.” The app confirms the container’s weight distribution, captures
photos and shipment details, and sends weight certificates and related
data via email.
    Mark Fahey, Bison’s chief technology officer, said the system equips “shippers to accurately weigh containers on chassis in any location, without reliance on capital-intensive weighbridges, cranes and container handlers, which are not always available at the right time or in the right place.”

Chris Dupin

Chris Dupin has written about trade and transportation and other business subjects for a variety of publications before joining American Shipper and Freightwaves.