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As expected, Hapag-Lloyd AG and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. announce a merger

Posted 07/18 · 02:42 PM · LM Editorial
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.

Global Shippers’ Forum warns of VGM fee abuse

Posted 07/05 · 04:29 PM · LM Editorial
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.

Expanded Panama Canal means scrap heap for last generation of container ships

Posted 06/30 · 09:11 AM · LM Editorial
Maritime analysts say smaller and older vessels will be scrapped in high volumes now that the Panama Canal has been expanded.

FMC weighs in on SOLAS Convention’s verified gross mass requirements

Posted 06/29 · 03:16 PM · LM Editorial
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.

Where are West Coast ports at moment of truth for SOLAS?

Posted 06/28 · 03:19 PM · LM Editorial
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.

SOLAS VGM implementation on the horizon

Posted 06/20 · 05:15 PM · LM Editorial
Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero has expressed frustration that with the SOLAS VGM implementation date looming

FMC urges ocean carriers to embrace SOLAS VGM

Posted 06/20 · 04:58 PM · LM Editorial
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.

Port of Oakland export rally rolls into fifth-straight month

Posted 06/09 · 04:17 PM · LM Editorial
Port of Oakland spokesmen contend that "a containerized export rally" is underway.
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IMO Provides More Clarity on Verified Gross Mass Amendment

Posted 05/31 · 10:01 AM · SCMR Editorial
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.

Port of Oakland terminal: appointments mandatory for imports

Posted 05/27 · 11:15 AM · LM Editorial
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.

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