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CLIENT ALERT: USCG ADDRESSES INDUSTRY CONCERNS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLAS CONTAINER WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Recent SOLAS amendments requiring the verification of container weights – referred to as “Verified Gross Mass” (“VGM”) – come into effect on July 1, 2016. In response to industry concerns about these amendments the U.S. Coast Guard issued a bulletin on April 28, 2016 clarifying its position on implementation and enforcement of the VGM requirements. To read a Client Alert on the USCG’s position, click here.