An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
The United States Senate also confirmed the reappointment of Federal Maritime Commissioners Rebecca F. Dye and Michael A. Khouri, whose terms will now last until 2020 and 2021, respectively.
In the U.S. the Agriculture Transportation Coalition is also calling on Federal Maritime Commission to "discourage carriers and terminals from imposing fees for VGM compliance.:
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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.
The Swiss-based freight forwarding and logistics company is best known for its air and freight forwarding business, but has successfully added warehousing and distribution, along with related outsourced services, to its portfolio over the years.
The Port of Jacksonville's terminals are willing to use on-site scales to provide carriers with a certified container weight to meet a new maritime safety rule.