USCG won't conform with SOLAS on container weights?


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


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

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

[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


The “light touch period” is over, how has it gone??
Not too bad, according to this article:


Container shipping gets competition from railway:

But do they comply with VGM rules??


Has the IMO rule for VGM actually worked? According to this report, it has NOT:[PMP]_PC9157_FDN%20100217_a_JC_Deployment
Note: This is NOT a US related phenomena.


Nothing to do with USCG or VGM directly, but another problem with wrong declaration and stowage of cargo in containers, willful or otherwise:


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