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Agreement on Cargo Safety Provision Signed in Almaty

Friday 9 October 2015

ASTANA — Agreement on cooperation in provision of cargo safety on the territory of Eurasia was signed in Almaty, Kazakh media say.

Signing of the document involved four parties: Militarized Railway Guard JSC (Kazakhstan), Departmental Security Service of Railroad Transport of the Russian Federation Federal State Enterprise, Kyrgyz Temir Zholy JSC and Uzbekiston Temir Yullari JSC.

“The parties also discussed the organization of receipt and transfer, provision of information about the arrival of protected goods in the border transfer stations, as well as identified in the way commercial failures, use of electronic locking and sealing devices for protection by the sides”, statement said.

The rules require that all devices and systems used to secure cargo to or within a vehicle must be capable of meeting the performance criteria. All vehicle structures, systems, parts and components used to secure cargo must be in proper working order when used to perform that function with no damaged or weakened components that could adversely affect their performance. The cargo securement rules incorporate by reference manufacturing standards for certain types of tiedowns including steel strapping, chain, synthetic webbing, wire rope, and cordage.

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