Regulation & Policy

A nervous container business is bracing for the new VGM regulations.


Cargo agents in China are being squeezed from both sides as box weighing charges fall in their laps.


How containers moving to on-dock ramps will be weighed is still being worked out just days before the rule takes effect Friday.

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.

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.

Nigeria has launched technology platforms to tackle widespread corruption and inefficiencies in operations at its major ports.

There is no justification for forwarders to charge a container weight processing fee, complains a shipper group in Hong Kong.

The new rule’s rollout is just days away, but guidance from operating ports, carriers, terminal operators and nation states has been variable and prone to change.

All six terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey will offer weighing services to shippers that don’t provide verified gross mass declarations needed to meet the SOLAS rule.

U.K. freight forwarders are worried that the decision to leave the European Union could threaten a much-needed expansion of Heathrow Airport.