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Port of Belize Limited has installed two Mettler Toledo 7531 truck scales at its Facility.

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In keeping with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Port of Belize Ltd., has installed two Mettler Toledo 7531 truck scales at its facility; one in the truck lane at the main entrance and the other in the container yard.

The IMO requires that all loaded export containers be weighed in an effort to verify its gross mass prior to being loaded on a seagoing vessel. By way of the guidelines issued through MSC.1/Circ.1475, dated June of 2014, the coming into force date for the requirement to verify the gross mass of loaded containers is July 1, 2016.

The scales which are 11 feet wide and 70 feet long with a maximum capacity of 80 metric tons were installed by SIPESA, a Guatemalan company, the regional representatives for Mettler Toledo. The Civil works were executed by Jaime Price and Co. whilst the staff from the Maintenance, Mechanical, Quality Assurance, IT and Security Departments provided invaluable support to the project.

The Service will be tariff controlled by the Belize Port Authority by way of Regulations to be adopted under the Belize Port Authority Act.

The VGM project (which commence on February 19, 2016 and concluded on July 22, 2016) created 16 temporary jobs and 3 permanent jobs. PBL expects that the service will be formally launched by August 15, 2016.

The Project Manager for the VGM Project was Major Lloyd Jones of the Zephyr Group of Companies.

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