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 ... [+]

PSA Terminals SOLAS Ready

The PSA Group of Terminals announces that all its terminal facilities will be in full compliance with the implementation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) when it comes into effect on July 1, 2016. As a major and responsible member of ... [+]


JAXPORT terminal operators say they are ready to help shippers handle all new international container weight verification requirements while maintaining regular, efficient cargo operations and service. Ocean carriers are invited to check with their contracted marine terminal operators for further details. New container weight verification rules go into effect July 1, 2016 ... [+]

SCPA’s Position on SOLAS Weight Requirements

On April 29, the United States Coast Guard declared an Equivalency to Regulation VI/2 of the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). SOLAS is an international maritime safety treaty that is considered the most important treaty concerning maritime safety. Under this regulation, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) will provide this ... [+]

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