From the Journal of Commerce*:
- A group of U.S. agricultural exporters has endorsed a Coast Guard’s admiral’s view that compliance with international container-weighing rules should be handled as a “business practice” instead of through regulatory enforcement.
- The Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s statement came hours after container ship lines urged Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft to countermand Rear Admiral Paul Thomas’ interpretation of new International Maritime Organization rules for container weight verification.
There has been much confusion and handwringing in the trade ever since the new verified gross mass (VGM) requirement enacted by the International Maritime Organization earlier this year.
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