Friday, September 30, 2016
Maritime News

IMO Ends ‘Light Touch’ on Container Weight Verification

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Tomorrow the IMO’s three-month so-called “light touch” enforcement of the SOLAS revision that all packed containers must have a certified VGM (verified gross mass)...

September 30, 2016
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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Maritime News

Shippers Slam Forwarders and Carriers ‘Exploiting’ VGM Rule to Add Fees

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Shipper representatives have claimed that some freight forwarders and carriers have looked to use the recently implemented VGM regulations as a way generating...

July 5, 2016
Total Views: 18

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APM Terminals: ‘Smooth Transition’ to New Container Weight Verification Rule

One of the world’s largest container terminal operators is reporting a “smooth transition” to the new container weight verification rule now in effect for export containers worldwide.  With three days of...

July 5, 2016
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Maritime News

IMO’s Container Weight Verification Rule Enters Into Force

A long-awaited new regulation requiring the gross mass of a container to be verified before it is loaded onto a ship enters into force on Friday amid some confusion over...

June 30, 2016
Total Views: 19

Maritime News

IMO: Container Weight Verification Rule – Frequently Asked Questions

Beginning July 1, 2016, the International Maritime Organization’s new container mass verification requirements enter into force under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), requiring shippers...

June 30, 2016
Total Views: 82

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Maritime News

IMO Urges ‘Pragmatic’ Approach for Launch of New Container VGM Rules

By Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) – The IMO has urged regulators to take a “pragmatic” approach to the new SOLAS VGM requirements for the first three months after launch. The...

May 24, 2016
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Maritime News

One in Five Countries Still Haven’t Identified Authority Over New Container Weight Verification

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – A new survey of ship agents and brokers has discovered that nearly 20% of countries signed up to IMO international maritime conventions have...

April 6, 2016
Total Views: 3