The collision in northern Texas left one injured and three missing Tuesday morning.
The Oakland, Calif. City Council passed an ordinance to ban the storage and handling of coal and coke at bulk terminals in the city, representing the latest blow to Terminal Logistics Solutions’ plan for a dry bulk terminal to handle coal and other goods.
The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association said that a key benefit of the terminal weighing approach is that shippers will not be required to perform any additional actions in order to provide the verified gross mass of containers.
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However, the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee said there should be no delay in the implementation of the verified gross mass rule.
An American Shipper report released Tuesday found that nearly three-quarters of shippers and forwarders believe they will have containers held when the new verified gross mass mandate kicks in July 1.
Maritime consultancy Drewry found that approximately 80 percent of shippers won’t shift any volume from ocean to air to avoid disruptions caused by the verified gross mass rule scheduled to go into effect July 1.