Transportation Regulations

In-depth coverage of shipping security, including strategies, new regulations, screening and more.

Commentary

As you read this in early July, some reality will have set in if the proposed solutions to the SOLAS container weight mandate we’ve been hearing about are workable.

News & Analysis

01 Jul 2016
Officials also credited industry organizations’ communication about the new rules, and regulatory approval of a common approach by major container lines and six ports.
01 Jul 2016
Shipper frustration over what they see as dubious charges from some terminals, liners and forwarders is intensifying.
01 Jul 2016
There are no reports of disruption at Europe’s three largest container ports Friday as the SOLAS rule took effect.
01 Jul 2016
It was “business as usual” at container terminals in India's major port complexes on Friday.
30 Jun 2016
A nervous container business is bracing for the new VGM regulations.
30 Jun 2016
Cargo agents in China are being squeezed from both sides as box weighing charges fall in their laps.
28 Jun 2016
How containers moving to on-dock ramps will be weighed is still being worked out just days before the rule takes effect Friday.
28 Jun 2016
The not-so-unexpected announcement from the Danish container line was made just as ports, marine terminals and container lines are coming closer to creating a system that will use pre-existing weighing processes to alleviate the burden on U.S. exporters.
28 Jun 2016
India’s Directorate General of Shipping has issued a supplementary decree allowing shippers more time to comply with requirements laid down in its final ordinance issued May 11.
28 Jun 2016
There is no justification for forwarders to charge a container weight processing fee, complains a shipper group in Hong Kong.