Regulation & Policy

Political convulsions in Brazil are taking a toll on the port sector, forcing the resignation of Ports Minister Helder Barbalho mere months after he assumed the position.

SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
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.

The Port of Houston has announced how it will handle the SOLAS verified gross mass rule.

The cost of transshipping containers by truck using international motor carriers in Russia has doubled.

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.

The Port of Charleston and its CEO James Newsome are emerging as mavericks in the increasingly heated debate over a global container weight rule.

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unveiled a bipartisan waterways bill that could give a boost to efforts to deepen harbors in the U.S. Southeast before the much-anticipated arrival of mega-ships in their waters.

SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
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
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
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.