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 OCEMA working group published recommendations for how and when shippers should submit SOLAS container weight verification data ahead of the July 1 implementation deadline.
More than 100 neopanamax ships have already made reservations to transit the waterway's new larger locks following the historic inauguration and first voyage, according to the Panama Canal Administration.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is calling for carriers and shippers to work together to find a solution so exports are not left on the docks for lack of verified gross mass documentation come July 1.