How will countries enforce the new SOLAS regulation?

We are now very close to 1st July 2016 when the latest SOLAS Regulation becomes law in most maritime countries and a VGM for containers shipped by sea becomes mandatory. The reasons for the requirements of establishing the VGM [Verified Gross Mass] of containers is fully justified from a ship safety point of view. It […]

Enforcing Container Weights

The question of how the verified gross mass (VGM) of containers will be enforced is front and centre given the looming deadline of 1 July 2016. From this date, the VGM of a container intended for export from the UK has to be declared to the Vessel Operator and Marine Terminal Operator. This video contains […]

Sustainability Goals in the Supply Chain

More companies have moved beyond paying lip service to sustainability to embracing it and tracking its return on investment. Why are more companies embracing the principle of sustainability? What prompted them to move from merely paying it lip service as something ‘nice to do’ to formulating new accounting line items to track its return on […]