Coming, ready or not: VGM

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCAd the International Maritime Organisation have IMO issued a circular letter warning the industry of a mistaken belief that the  container verified gross mass (VGM) regulations have been deferred for three months until 1 October. The confusion has arisen because IMO has stated that there will be a 'grace period' but this applies only to transhipment cargoes. It will still be a requirement to ... [+]

Don’t sleepwalk into new weighing rules, warns BIFA

The British International Freight Association is urging freight forwarders not to be complacent about new Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rules, despite a recent IMO circular urging ‘practical and pragmatic' enforcement by authorities in the first three months after 1 July. BIFA director general Robert Keen, director general said the grace period ... [+]

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