Attend the Harbor Transportation Club panel on SOLAS on May 12



HTC presents SOLAS: The new container weight rules

For those in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area, the Harbor Transportation Club is hosting a panel discussion on SOLAS, the new container weight rules, which are the cause of much frustration and confusion for the trade.Effective July 1, 2016, any shipping container leaving from any port in the world must be accompanied by a shipping document signed either electronically or in hard copy by the shipper on the bill of lading listing the verified gross mass of a container in order to be loaded onto a ship. The container weight mandate from the International Maritime Organization under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention comes after misdeclared weights contributed to maritime casualties such as the breakup and subsequent beaching of the MSC Napoli on the southern U.K. coast in 2007 and the partial capsizing a feeder ship in the Spanish port of Algeciras in June, 2015.

Panelist will include:

  • Moderator – Bill Mongelluzzo, Journal of Commerce
  • MTO – Philip Wright, Total Terminals International
  • US Coast Guard -TBA
  • Legal – Cameron Roberts, Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP
  • Trucking – Fred Johring, Chairman Harbor Trucking Assn
Date/Time:  May 12, 2016  6PM check-in begins
Location:     The Reef Restaurant, 880 Harbor Scenic Drive, Long Beach CA

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