International Transportation Regulations

29 Apr 2016
Japan’s government has officially introduced a much-anticipated system designed to ensure the smooth implementation of the International Maritime Organization's SOLAS container weight rule from July 1 and reduced the fines for non-compliance.
29 Apr 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard Thursday gave its stamp of approval to two alternative methods for obtaining certified container weights to comply with new international regulations.
29 Apr 2016
CMA CGM, the third-largest global container line, got the go-ahead on Friday from the European Union to acquire Neptune Orient Lines, the parent company of APL, but with one condition.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights China
29 Apr 2016
Long-awaited guidelines on how China will implement the SOLAS container weight rule have been released.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
28 Apr 2016
Indian maritime authorities and other stakeholders will meet to deal with "still-unresolved" commercial and operational complexities tied to the July 1 implementation of new container weight rules set by the International Maritime Organization’s SOLAS convention.
28 Apr 2016
The Port of Houston has announced how it will handle the SOLAS verified gross mass rule.
28 Apr 2016
The cost of transshipping containers by truck using international motor carriers in Russia has doubled.
28 Apr 2016
A big new container shipping alliance aimed at blunting the power of a partnership between the world’s two largest ocean carriers and promising to shake up the other major vessel-sharing agreements will not set sail until it passes muster with global regulators.
28 Apr 2016
The Port of Charleston and its CEO James Newsome are emerging as mavericks in the increasingly heated debate over a global container weight rule.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
26 Apr 2016
Russia is developing a plan to certify container weighing scales so exporters can meet the International Maritime Organization’s verified gross mass rule with less than 70 days before it takes effect.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
26 Apr 2016
The cutoff time for a shipper submitting the verified gross mass information to a carrier will likely be before the general cutoff time being currently applied, according to a CargoSmart study on the new SOLAS rule that will be implemented from July 1.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights APL
25 Apr 2016
U.S. agriculture exporters’ push for a so-called “rational” method to a new container-weighing rule suffered a blow after APL said in a guidance to shippers that it wouldn't allow customers to provide the weight of goods and packaging to the container line, which would then add that figure to the tare weight of the container.