An opportune time to reject heavy boxes
Calls for every container to be weighed at the dock gate before being allowed onto the quayside would have been dismissed as ridiculous and unworkable 12 months ago.
Ports were heavily congested, and anything that disrupted cargo flow would have caused an outcry from shippers and shipping lines alike. Furthermore, there would have been no space to store rejected containers.
What a difference a year makes.
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