heavy FCLSOLAS container weight rule to be discussed at Congressional hearing
The House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will hear testimony on April 14 about the International Maritime Organization’s controversial verified gross mass requirement, which goes into effect July 1.

FONASBA: Numerous Countries Unprepared for Container Weighing
There has been no guidance issued on the practical application of the measures regarding the implementation of the amendments to SOLAS VI.2 on container weighing in eighteen countries, a survey from FONASBA, an organization representing the global ship agency and ship broking professions shows.https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/187643/fonasba-numerous-countries-unprepared-for-container-weighing/

Global Logistics—March 2016
What Keeps Supply Chain and Risk Managers Up at Night?
Every type of business risk has an impact on the supply chain. And when risk becomes reality, risk managers and supply chain managers work in tandem to keep goods and materials flowing.

West Coast ports soon will prove their mega-ship readiness
By all accounts, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach met the challenge of efficiently handling the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin when the 18,000-TEU ship, the largest ever to serve a U.S. port, came calling. In its initial visit in Los Angeles over the Christmas holiday, the port flipped the mega-ship in 56 hours, handling 11,200 container moves and averaging nearly 30 lifts per crane, per hour. The Benjamin Franklin returned in February, calling at the PCT terminal in Long Beach, with equally positive results.

Report: European airfreight carriers eye U.S. routes
European all-cargo operators Cargologicair and SW Italia have filed applications to launch routes to the United States, according to a report from industry news outlet The Loadstar.

Shipping industry faces risks from cybercrime and mega-ship salvage
Safety and shipping review identifies developments that will be causing sector headaches for years to come.