Accuweigh’s QWM branch recently supplied a portable weighbridge for weighing shipping containers prior to loading onto small “island hopper” ships that distribute freight to the smaller ports in the region.
The need for shipping containers to be weighed on a portable weighbridge was identified after recent incidences of vessel instability during the ship loading and unloading processes which is thought to be accentuated by incorrectly weights listed on shipping containers.
The accurate weight data that will be provided by Accuweigh’s portable weighbridge will allow the ship loading staff to better manage the correct positioning of the shipping containers to provide increased ship stability by eliminating unbalanced loadings.
Accuweigh’s portable weighbridges are fully galvanised and utilise five metre weighbridge deck sections connected in any number to provide the required weighbridge length. These portable weighbridges carry full trade approvals in Australia and due to the all metal construction offer greatly reduced installation costs compared to concrete deck weighbridges.
Accuweigh is Australia’s largest industrial weighing company with branches in all states and has installed more weighbridges across Australia than any other weighbridge supplier.