SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 — Hyundai Merchant Marine has expanded its longstanding relationship with ocean shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA by adopting the INTTRA eVGM Service as a channel to facilitate compliance with the
AUGUST 10, 2016 — Ocean shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA reports that it handled a 17 percent increase in container volume for the first half of 2016 over the same period in 2015.
JULY 5, 2016 — Fears about the impact of new IMO container weighing requirements may prove to have been exaggerated. With three days of terminal operations completed under the new Safety of
MAY 24, 2016 — IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) is to issue a circular on the SOLAS requirements on containers verified gross mass (VGM) that comes into effect July 1. The circular
APRIL 21, 2016 — The UK P&I Club is warning that some terminals and shippers still seem unprepared or even unaware of the SOLAS amendment on container weighing that comes into force
APRIL 4, 2016 — Terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say they are incapable of providing verified gross mass (VGM) weighing services that adhere to the SOLAS
FEBRUARY 18, 2016 – Ocean shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA has promoted Inna Kuznetsova to President and Chief Operating Officer. Since joining INTTRA in 2015, Ms. Kuznetsova has served as President of the
FEBRUARY 10, 2016 — Shippers may not like it but, under an amendment to the SOLAS convention, but from July 1, 2016 packed containers intended to be carried on international sea voyages
The World Shipping Council (WSC), the TT Club, the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) today jointly released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address issues arising from the new regulations.
The amendments were adopted by IMO (International Maritime Organization) to enhance maritime safety and reduce the dangers to containerships, their crews, and all those involved in container transport throughout the supply chain. The FAQs have been developed by the industry coalition in response to numerous questions from shippers, carriers, forwarders, and terminal operators about the steps they must take to ensure successful implementation of the new regulations.
This initial FAQs document seeks to clarify how the SOLAS container weight verification requirements will function in various situations. It identifies commercial and operational arrangements that will have to be addressed, and it flags issues that must be dealt with by national governments.
The FAQs are based on actual questions from affected stakeholders, and they will be expanded as new issues emerge.
Stakeholders are invited to approach any of the collaborating organizations with additional questions that may come up.
Contact details of “subject-matter experts” from each of the organizations can be found at the end of the FAQs document.
The coalition says that container safety is a shared responsibility, and all parties have an interest in improving the safety of ships, the safety of cargo and the reduction of the risks to the lives of ships’ crews and others throughout the containerized supply chain.
Access the FAQs document HERE
DECEMBER 1, 2014 — A lot of shippers are going to hate this one. IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee has decided to make it mandatory to weigh loaded containers before they are transported