The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association reminded shippers and forwarders that the container weighing rule will go into effect Friday, with no three-month grace period as some have mistakenly understood.
The shipment management software provider officially launched its verified gross mass submission tool, which allows shippers and freight forwarders to use a centralized point to provide the verified container weight data to their carriers.
A.P. Moller-Maersk Group’s oil unit lost a bid for the renewal of its 25-year involvement in the Al Shaheen offshore field when the current agreement expires in July 2017.
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The company plans to accept the weights that clients provide as certified, but if clients are not able to provide the certified weight, it will weigh the cargo on their behalf.
Strong language is often needed to advocate for a position, but now that progress is being made on container weight verification, people should choose their words more carefully.
Meanwhile, the struggling South Korean ocean carrier said in a statement Sunday it expects to reach an agreement with ship owners regarding charter rate renegotiations “soon.”