• Gloom continues as surveys reflect negative outlook China’s economic downturn has had a profound effect on the global logistics market, and shippers and 3PLs are finding it difficult to plan long-term given the volatility in the markets. The ripples of uncertainty that has gone around the world have led to many analysts highlighting the impact China has had on global trade and […] Fwd News 0 Comments March 17, 2016
  • Successful implementation of new weight regulations depends on cooperation John Manners-Bell Founder of Transport Intelligence. On July 1 2016 new regulations come into effect which will have a profound impact on the documentation and international movement of shipping containers. The Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) regulations drawn up and agreed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) state that the shipper must provide the shipping line with a Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of containers before they can be stowed on board a ship. This is to prevent overloading and issues related to cargo securing and weight distribution, an increasingly important issue due to the size of modern vessels. Fwd News 0 Comments January 19, 2016