By Linda Chiem (March 7, 2016, 6:52 PM EST) -- With less than four months until a new international mandate takes effect requiring that all containers shipped via ocean carriers have their weight verified, shippers worried about liability and port congestion are frustrated by a lack of clear guidance from U.S. regulators on how they'll enforce the mandate.
The new rule is an amendment to the International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life at Sea Convention, or SOLAS, and it requires all companies shipping goods and products, as well as freight forwarders and nonvessel operating common carriers, to hand over a certified gross weight certificate to the ocean carrier and the port...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!