FMC Chairman Urges Ocean Carriers to Accept Obvious Path to VGM Compliance

With June 30 being the date for implementing new container weighing requirements, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero is urging ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to achieving compliance that Marine Terminal Operators can offer. Specifically, Cordero asserted the weight of export containers, as determined by terminal operators, can and should be classified as the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of the container. Cordero also noted that any VGM compliance ... [+]

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