International Transportation Regulations

26 May 2016
The Port of Felixstowe, the busiest in the United Kingdom, has outlined pricing for its container weighing service.
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12 Apr 2016
CargoSmart has joined global shipping platform Inttra to offer shippers an online container weight submission solution to help the industry comply with an amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea convention.
11 Apr 2016
Shippers will have to pay more to ship their products around the world when the International Maritime Organization’s new container weight verification requirements take effect on July 1.
08 Apr 2016
The Federal Maritime Commission is trying to facilitate industry discussion of the new container-weight rules set to take effect July 1, FMC Commissioner William Doyle said.
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07 Apr 2016
Agriculture shippers are asking Congress to determine whether the U.S. government can revise or downright revoke a new international container weight rule, ahead of a congressional hearing on the controversial regulation next week.
06 Apr 2016
Brazil’s passionate Ports Minister Helder Barbalho announced that the recently delayed second tranche of port privatizations valued at more than 2.8 billion reais ($763.3 million) would go forward on June 5 at the Sao Paulo bourse.
05 Apr 2016
Shippers moving their goods through Moscow could see their transportation costs rise 15 to 20 percent through a new ban on containerized cargo transiting through the Russian capital.
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05 Apr 2016
Ship brokers have joined the chorus of concern over the impact of a regulation requiring shippers to verify the weight of a container before it is loaded on board a ship that comes into effect on July 1.
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04 Apr 2016
Criticism and confusion from U.S. shippers, particularly U.S. exporters, greeted the Friday announcement by the 13 terminals at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex that they will not offer weighing services to support implementation of a global container weight rule.
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04 Apr 2016
Meeting the new International Maritime Organization requirements under the Safety of Life at Sea amendment that all containers be weighed before loading for shipment could increase the cost of ocean freight transport by more than 10 percent, according to a new report.
02 Apr 2016
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach do not have the infrastructure that would allow them to weigh containers before they are loaded onto ships, so shippers will have to make other arrangements for obtaining the required verified gross mass of the containers before a July 1 international deadline takes effect, the terminals stated late Friday through a spokesperson.
01 Apr 2016
Motor carriers seeking road permits for oversize or overweight loads in the European Union face a patchwork of country-by-country rules, with little automation to smooth the process.