Strong language is often needed to advocate for a position, but now that progress is being made on container weight verification, people should choose their words more carefully.
The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 puts reauthorization for water infrastructure projects back on a regular two-year cycle, if the full House and Senate vote on it.
In a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America urged acceptance of an agreement between carriers and six U.S. ports, but noted that shippers shouldn't bear the cost of the regulation.
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However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
Thanks to $100 million investment in infrastructure improvements, the Port of Wilmington, N.C. will be able to handle 10,000-TEU vessels by this summer, the North Carolina State Ports Authority said in a statement.
The shipment management software provider will offer the verified gross mass submission tool free when booking or shipping instructions are filed through the company's platform.