Muted progress seen on SOLAS container weight mandate

Muted progress seen on SOLAS container weight mandate

With the industry just just more than three months away from the July 1 implementation date of the new container weight verification rule under the Safety of Life at Sea convention, fears of disruptions have abated somewhat. The industry seems to have come a long way from last fall when panic-stricken shippers, carriers and forwarders wondered how a new type of rule applied to container shipping would have any hope of being implemented without disrupting trade.