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Weighing the Options

Maritime Executive

With the July 1, 2016 effective date for the SOLAS Regulation VI/2 amendments quickly approaching, many questions remain with regard to implementation. Following months of uncertainty in the U.S. and with other countries announcing their respective guidelines, the Coast Guard has recently determined that existing U.S. laws and regulations for providing verified container weights are “equivalent” to the requirements under SOLAS.

But what does that mean for shippers and shipping companies in the U.S.?

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“Weighing the Options,” by Jonathan K. Waldron, Patricia M. O’Neill, and Dana S. Merkel was published in the May/June 2016 edition of Maritime Executive. Reprinted with permission.