The Port of Savannah will weigh export containers at no cost to help shippers comply with new International Maritime Organization requirements for providing verified gross mass data to carriers.
The transportation management system software provider had been planning for the next stage of its growth since early 2016 by looking for opportunities to extend the reach and capabilities of its LeanTMS platform.
Air cargo craft operator Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, which saw net income and revenues plummet year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016, said it expects earnings and cash flow to grow over time thanks to new agreements with e-commerce behemoth Amazon.
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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.
With only 10 weeks to go until the container weight verification rule goes into effect globally, surveys show shippers and LSPs are still mostly unprepared to comply.
NYK's Bill Ferguson told the Critical Commodities Conference this week that carriers must refuse loading to a container without Verified Gross Mass data submitted or risk insurance issues.