BISON, the specialist developer of portable container weighing solutions, will launch a world first system for weighing containers on trailer chassis at the Intermodal Europe trade fair in Rotterdam in mid-November.
BISON C-Legs are self-contained scales that attach to and lift a container just clear of the chassis, then transmit the gross container weight via Bluetooth to a feature rich smart phone App.
The new container weigh system is a timely innovation, with recent amendments to the SOLAS convention forcing shippers around the world to verify the weight of every export container with certified weighing equipment or processes. The SOLAS rules have added cost and complexity to container shipping operations, with many shippers having to adopt inefficient or poorly timed weighing processes, such as hauling containers extra distances to offsite weighbridges or weighing every single cargo item before it is loaded into the container.
“BISON C-Legs solve this problem,” says BISON CTO, Dr Mark Fahey. “They equip 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.”
BISON will mark the C-Leg launch, plus the opening of a new sales office in Europe, by showcasing its weighing hardware and data management systems at the Intermodal Europe exhibition in Rotterdam in mid-November. The BISON team will be based at stand 74. Dr Fahey, will give a presentation at the conference, talking about the benefits of verifying container weights before they enter the logistics chain.
Dr Fahey remarks:
“Intermodal Europe is the perfect event for launching C-Legs. With our container scales set to receive full European certification in November and a new European sales office currently being set up, we’re looking forward to making our unique weighing equipment available to industry there.”
Intermodal is the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries, covering all areas of container transport and logistics across road, rail and sea. The event provides an invaluable industry forum, bringing together high-quality speakers, exhibitors and decision makers from all over the world.
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Established in New Zealand in 2014, BISON Group Limited is a fast-growing tech company offering a unique portfolio of weighing solutions to the international shipping industry.
The firm was formed specifically to capitalise on the significant market opportunity presented by the-then pending verified gross mass (VGM) regulations for packed export containers. The VGM regulations were formally introduced on July 1, 2016.
BISON’s revolutionary C-Jacks and C-Legs hardware, combined with a tailor-made smart phone App to capture and communicate the VGM information, have quickly propelled BISON onto the world stage.
Strong sales growth is forecast among BISON’s key customer categories, which include exporters, freight-forwarders, removal firms, haulage companies, stevedores, mobile weighing service providers, customs and enforcement agencies, military and project cargo operators.
BISON markets and sells its scales directly and via a global network of dealers. The company is set to extend its global reach with a new European sales office opening in the Netherlands in October 2016.
BISON’s vision is to become the leading global provider of portable solutions for capturing and communicating container weight data.