Representatives from Chanel Fragrances and Beauté, Ericsson, Sandvik Machining Solutions, Marine Harvest RMT and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries have joined the association’s Shipper Advisory Committee.
Struggling South Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. on Friday filed for receivership with the Seoul Central District Court amid mounting debt and continued losses.
The company plans to accept the weights that clients provide as certified, but if clients are not able to provide the certified weight, it will weigh the cargo on their behalf.
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The U.S. Coast Guard bulletin regarding compliance with the International Maritime Organization's verified gross mass requirement "seems to allow for more flexibility," says Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero.
The OCEMA working group published recommendations for how and when shippers should submit SOLAS container weight verification data ahead of the July 1 implementation deadline.
Shippers should think about supplying container weight data to ocean carriers ahead of the July 1 start date if they ship cargo that transfers to a second vessel in another port.