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
Total Views: 2

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

Friday, March 4, 2016
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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...

March 4, 2016
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Maritime News

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...

February 16, 2016
Total Views: 31

Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Maritime News

Maersk Launches New Container Weighing Campaign

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) Maersk Line is preparing an awareness campaign to alert shippers to container weighing regulations that come into effect on 1 July. Amid confusion over the IMO’s guidelines for implementing the...

February 7, 2016
Total Views: 22

Thursday, December 3, 2015
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How To Avoid Chaos From New Container Weight Verification Laws

By San Whelan & Gavin van Marle (TheLoadstar) LONDON – The imminent enforcement of mandatory container weight verification is causing widespread fear of disruption among shippers and freight forwarders, according to...

December 3, 2015
Total Views: 32

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Maritime News

Industry Fears Law on Container Weight Verification Could Bring Cargo Chaos

  Shippers, forwarders, shipping lines and container terminals “urgently” need to begin discussions over the practicalities of implementing the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new regulation on container weights. That was...

September 17, 2015
Total Views: 36

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maritime News

IMB Uncovers Unusual Container Weight Fraud

The International Maritime Bureau has been alerted to a fraud involving a shipping container's weight and size that is atypical of what one might out of a container weight fraud case.

November 13, 2014
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Maritime News

IMO Approves SOLAS Amendments for Container Weight Verification

The International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved long-awaited changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention that will require container weight verification as a condition...

May 20, 2014
Total Views: 11

Thursday, June 20, 2013

MOL Comfort – Is Container Weight the Issue? [OP/ED]

How on earth does a 5 year old 90,000 ton containership, built by one of Japan’s finest shipyards and operated by a tip-top liner company, come to be floating in two bits 19 miles apart?

June 20, 2013
Total Views: 219

Monday, September 17, 2012
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What’s the Weight? Why Weighing of Cargo Containers is Critical

– By Captain Rich Madden Last year in a Persian Gulf port, we finished loading for a southbound transit to East Africa on a small container ship.  Our load plan...

September 17, 2012
Total Views: 220