In a letter sent to the commander of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Agricultural Transportation Coalition (ATC) and others agreed with the service’s interpretation of a new shipping container weight rule that’s part of the International Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention.
The regulation, which is set to go into effect July 1 for international cargo, requires shippers to verify the weight of cargo and containers before they are loaded onto ships. The amendment was to go into effect
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