SOLAS: US importers plead for VGM cut-off times from container lines

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From the Journal of Commerce:

As part of the continuing fallout from the new SOLAS container weight rules, members of the National Retail Federation and the National Association of Manufacturers are urging container lines to disclose the cut-off times for the sending of verified gross mass declarations, warning of containerized supply chain disruption if communication doesn’t improve regarding the SOLAS container weight rule.

These importers need to build extra time into their supply chains so that they can transmit their VGMs so stowage plans can be made and the containers loaded onto ships.

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