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 report to say which national authority will oversee implementation of the new container weight regulations. A survey conducted by the Federation of National Agents and Ship Brokers Association … [Read more...]

US Exporters Exempt From SOLAS, says USCG

 By Alex Lennane, TheLoadStar - The US Coast Guard (USCG), which this week added further confusion to the soon-to-be enforced SOLAS rules on container weight verification, has written a blog post clarifying its position. As Rear-Admiral Paul Thomas noted at the JOC’s TPM event in Long Beach for US exports, the USCG will not require the exporter to … [Read more...]

Felixstowe, London Gateway and Southampton First UK Ports to Offer Container Weighing Service

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - DP World’s two UK container terminals at London Gateway and Southampton are to offer shippers container weighing services – to overcome what it said could be “a significant logistics barrier for UK exports”. From 1 July an amendment to the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations will require the named shipper on a bill of lading to … [Read more...]