Cordero to Carriers: Choose VGM Path That Doesn’t Invite More Scrutiny

With the implementation date for new container weighing requirements just around the corner, Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman Mario Cordero said the time has come “for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to achieving compliance that marine terminal operators can offer.”

Specifically, Cordero said the weight of export containers, as determined by terminal operators, can and should be classified as the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of the container. READ MORE