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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).
By Patrick Burnson · April 29, 2016
OCEMA says it has placed a priority on working with other stakeholders to find operational solutions that will help U.S. exporters, carriers, and marine terminals prepare for the implementation of the SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rule.
By Patrick Burnson · April 27, 2016
In the wildly unstable ocean cargo carrier arena, it appears that the CKYHE Alliance is going to remain in place…for the time being.
By Patrick Burnson · April 26, 2016
Another mobile phone app has been developed to get truckers out of line at the Port of Oakland. The difference this time: it’s the brainchild of a harbor driver.
By Patrick Burnson · April 26, 2016
Clarksons Research is reminding logistics managers that container shipping is 60 years old this week.
By Patrick Burnson · April 25, 2016
Ocean carriers bucked a five-month downwards trend by improving container service reliability in March
By Patrick Burnson · April 20, 2016
CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a consortia
By Patrick Burnson · April 18, 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard may be prompted to provide more clarification on details contained in the pending Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight rule soon, say maritime analysts.
By Patrick Burnson · April 11, 2016
The 2M Alliance - composed of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. - recently announced the launch of a new service, the "Lone Star Express,” between Asia and the United States Gulf and East Coasts which includes a weekly rotation at Port or Miami.
By Patrick Burnson · April 4, 2016
The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced today that all 13 member terminals are incapable of providing verified gross mass (VGM) weighing services that adhere to the SOLAS guidelines scheduled to go into effect on July 1.

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