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SOLAS Amendments

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Conventions that requires packed container gross mass to be verified prior to accepting the container at origin and/or on board vessel. The SOLAS regulatory change requiring a shipper to provide verified gross MASS weight (VGM) for every container will become […]

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Vancouver port truckers to meet with Minister in final attempt to avert port disruption

VANCOUVER, B.C.–Unifor representatives will meet with Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone in a final push to resolve the ongoing dispute between container truck drivers and the BC government that threatens to close Port Metro Vancouver for the second time in less than a year. “Truckers went back to work based on an agreement signed off by […]

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Canadian Importers Plan to Divert West Coast FCL Shipments due to ILWU Talks

Two-thirds of shippers who participated in a JOC survey this week plan to divert at least some cargo away from U.S. West Coast ports to avoid disruption that could emerge from contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and West Coast employers. Negotiations began on May 12 to replace the current six-year contract, […]

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