Container

By Patrick Burnson · July 18, 2016
As forecasted in Logistics Management recently, ocean cargo container carriers Hapag-Lloyd AG and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. (UASC) have agreed to merge.
By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2016
The new container weighing regulations introduced to enhance maritime safety and reduce the dangers to containerships, their crews and all those involved throughout the maritime supply chain have been welcomed by the the Global Shippers’ Forum, but it now has voiced new concerns about fees.
By Patrick Burnson · June 30, 2016
Maritime analysts say smaller and older vessels will be scrapped in high volumes now that the Panama Canal has been expanded.
By Patrick Burnson · June 29, 2016
FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle weighed in on the upcoming implementation of the SOLAS Convention’s verified gross mass (VGM) requirements, thereby adding urgency to the issue.
By Patrick Burnson · June 28, 2016
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports agree on use of a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach” to providing verified gross mass at port locations.
By Patrick Burnson · June 20, 2016
Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero has expressed frustration that with the SOLAS VGM implementation date looming
By Patrick Burnson · June 20, 2016
With the implementation date for new container weighing requirements on July 1, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said the time has come for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to achieving compliance that Marine Terminal Operators can offer.
By Patrick Burnson · June 9, 2016
Port of Oakland spokesmen contend that "a containerized export rally" is underway.
By Patrick Burnson · May 27, 2016
Shippers sourcing their goods out the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal will soon need to make an appointment drayage providers before their cargo is released.
By Patrick Burnson · May 25, 2016
As of July 1, only containers with a verified gross mass will be cleared to be loaded onto a ship under the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment. Shippers hoping that the implementation of the ruling will be delayed or deferred are whistling in the dark, say industry analysts.
By Patrick Burnson · May 20, 2016
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (“OCEMA”) have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports to develop a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach.”
By Patrick Burnson · May 13, 2016
Six of the eight “orphan” ocean carriers not included in the proposed OCEAN Alliance or the 2M Alliance have found a home of sorts, coming together to form a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA) referred to as "THE Alliance."
By Patrick Burnson · May 9, 2016
The relative merits of using an operating port rather than a landlord port have come into sharp relief recently as shippers confront the compliance deadline for the amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention.
By Patrick Burnson · May 6, 2016
An export rebound continues to build steam at the Port of Oakland, as it also continues to ease drayage congestion with innovative logistics management strategies.
By Patrick Burnson · April 29, 2016
Shippers and other ocean cargo carrier stakeholders should be cheering the announcement made today by The U.S. Coast Guard, as it formally notified the International Maritime Organization through a Declaration of Equivalency that the United States position on SOLAS is that there are multiple methods to submit the combined cargo and container weight (Verified Gross Mass or VGM).

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