Consultation item

Proposed revocation of four sets of maritime regulations (MCA) (extent=UK) - TSI response - August 2014

TSI response (PDF 227KB). TSI response (PDF 227KB). Three of the four pertain to weighbridges in ports. TSI believes that loaders of ferries need accurate information about the gross weight of heavy goods vehicles in order to load the vessel in a balanced way. Faced with a vehicle of unknown weight they need access to a weighbridge. This response discusses the relationship between ports and their local trading standards officers), the role of the TSOs in ensuring that weighbridges are accurate, costs and benefits of weighbridges, and the effect on small and micro businesses of having no weighbridge provision at a port.