USCG won't conform with SOLAS on container weights?


#121

Rise and shine shipmates. The SOLAS VGM day has come.


#122

[B][U]IMO’s Container Weight Verification Rule Enters Into Force[/U][/B]

http://gcaptain.com/imos-container-weight-verification-rule-enters-into-force/

[B][U]IMO: Container Weight Verification Rule – Frequently Asked Questions[/U][/B]

http://gcaptain.com/container-weight-verification-frequently-asked-questions/

[B][U]Weighing up risks in container shipping[/U][/B]
[FONT=arial]Article was written by - Neville Smith[/FONT]
Neville Smith is director of maritime PR consultancy Mariner Communications. His fee for this column has been donated to Sailors Society.

[B][U]As VGM Takes Effect, U.S. Terminals Offer Weights[/U][/B]

Gate at Port of NY&NJ (file image courtesy Global Terminals)
By MarEx 2016-06-30 20:46:31

http://maritime-executive.com/editorials/as-vgm-takes-effect-us-terminals-offer-weights


#123

The “light touch period” is over, how has it gone??
Not too bad, according to this article: https://gcaptain.com/imo-ends-light-touch-container-weight-rule/


#124

Container shipping gets competition from railway: https://www.portofrotterdam.com/en/news-and-press-releases/first-rail-service-china-netherlands-launched

But do they comply with VGM rules??


#125

Has the IMO rule for VGM actually worked? According to this report, it has NOT: http://fairplay.ihs.com/safety-regulation/article/4281901/enforcement-failure-undermines-container-weighing-rule?utm_source=Eloqua&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=[PMP]_PC9157_FDN%20100217_a_JC_Deployment
Note: This is NOT a US related phenomena.


#126

Nothing to do with USCG or VGM directly, but another problem with wrong declaration and stowage of cargo in containers, willful or otherwise: http://splash247.com/terminal-operators-allowing-shippers-get-away-murder/


#127

It appears that even one year after the VGM rules were implemented it is still not full enforced and working.
From Fairplay today: