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No VGM, no admittance at Port of Houston

April 28, 2016  –Source: JOC.com   The Port of Houston will deny access to its terminals for containers that arrive without electronic documentation of their verified gross mass after a new International Maritime Organization container weight rule takes effect on July 1. The port, which handles two-thirds of the container volume on the U.S. Gulf Coast, joined ports in Virginia and Savannah in declining …

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Tank Guru Q&A: CONTAINER WEIGHT

Question:  This question applies to added container weight. “We mounted a mixer and some other equipment to our tank container.  This added equipment also added weight, so now the markings on the tank are incorrect.  What should I do?”  Tank Guru:  Now that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has introduced the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) regulations …

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