An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
The United States Senate also confirmed the reappointment of Federal Maritime Commissioners Rebecca F. Dye and Michael A. Khouri, whose terms will now last until 2020 and 2021, respectively.
In the U.S. the Agriculture Transportation Coalition is also calling on Federal Maritime Commission to "discourage carriers and terminals from imposing fees for VGM compliance.:
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In order to transport goods beyond its borders, Iowa relies on a network of 10,000 miles of highways, 3,825 miles of tracks used by 18 large and small railroads, and 491 miles of navigable inland waterways bordering the state.
Despite the European Union and United States agreeing to ease economic sanctions placed on Iran in 2009, multinational companies must still ensure rigorous compliance with "secondary" U.S.-Iranian sanctions.
The International Maritime Organization's new verified gross mass regulations go into effect on Friday, July 1, is your company ready?