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Shippers welcome latest news from U.S. Coast Guard on SOLAS

Posted 04/29 · 12:25 PM · LM Editorial
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).

OCEMA encourages collaboration to confront VGM compliance

Posted 04/29 · 09:40 AM · LM Editorial
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.
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Status Quo for “orphan” ocean cargo carriers

Posted 04/27 · 11:50 AM · LM Editorial
In the wildly unstable ocean cargo carrier arena, it appears that the CKYHE Alliance is going to remain in place…for the time being.

Driver creates app to get truckers out of line at Port of Oakland

Posted 04/26 · 09:18 AM · LM Editorial
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.

Containerized shipping turns 60

Posted 04/26 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Clarksons Research is reminding logistics managers that container shipping is 60 years old this week.

Slight uptick in ocean carrier reliability

Posted 04/25 · 08:52 AM · LM Editorial
Ocean carriers bucked a five-month downwards trend by improving container service reliability in March
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New ocean cargo carrier alliance is planned

Posted 04/20 · 09:33 AM · LM Editorial
CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a consortia

Requiem for a heavyweight: VGM is for real

Posted 04/18 · 03:38 PM · LM Editorial
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.
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2M ocean carrier alliance targets Port of Miami

Posted 04/11 · 04:28 PM · LM Editorial
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.

West Coast MTO Agreement Releases Statement on VGM Weighing Procedures

Posted 04/04 · 03:27 PM · LM Editorial
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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