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.
The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 puts reauthorization for water infrastructure projects back on a regular two-year cycle, if the full House and Senate vote on it.
In a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America urged acceptance of an agreement between carriers and six U.S. ports, but noted that shippers shouldn't bear the cost of the regulation.
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The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association are collaborating with six major East and Gulf coast ports to establish a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach."
Ports that insist on "no doc/no gate" policies with regard to verified container weights could lose business, the company's export manager says.
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association are collaborating with six U.S. ports to establish a harmonized container weighing process.