SOLAS: The moment of truth has arrived

Are you prepared for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight rule?
Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 2PM EDT / 11AM PDT

Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:00PM
Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor, Logistics Management
Dan Smith, Principal, The Tioga Group
Andrea Morreira, International Logistics Manager, Orchard Supply Hardware
Donald J. Kassilke, Counsel, Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA)

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July 1 is the day of reckoning for millions of global supply chain stakeholders as the SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rule goes into effect.

In this webcast executive editor Patrick Burnson and a panel of ocean shipping analysts examine the range of flexibility in the methods available to shippers and forwarders and what kind of strategies should be put in place NOW.

This panel discussion is designed to bring clarity to the issue just before dawn breaks on a new era of compliance:

  • What the “market norm” will look like for VGM submission cutoff times
  • How to ensure your suppliers are providing accurate weights
  • How ocean carriers are collaborating with shippers in providing proper documentation and protocols


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