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Interagency body deliberates on PH compliance strategy ahead of 2021 IMO audit

Interagency body deliberates on PH compliance strategy ahead of 2021 IMO audit

Jun. 23 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Several maritime and port agencies have convened to prepare for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) in 2021, with the audit intended to check the Philippines’ compliance...

Global database for tare weight data geared for launch

Global database for tare weight data geared for launch

Jun. 26 | The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) will be launching a pilot database of container tare weight data to provide support to stakeholders, as the new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) mandatory container weight verification requirements come into...

Cebu shipping stakeholders produce draft policy on SOLAS VGM ruling

Cebu shipping stakeholders produce draft policy on SOLAS VGM ruling

May. 11 | Atty. Annabel Pulvera-Page, legal and corporate development manager and chief legal officer of Oriental Port and Allied Services Corp, said a dry run of the system to implement the verified gross mass ruling in the Port of Cebu is scheduled on June 1. The...

Shipping lines press PPA for guidelines on container weight verification rule

Shipping lines press PPA for guidelines on container weight verification rule

Apr. 8 | The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) is reiterating its request for the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to issue an order that will serve as guidelines for the smooth implementation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) policy...

PH stakeholders press for implementing rules on IMO verified gross mass policy

PH stakeholders press for implementing rules on IMO verified gross mass policy

Mar. 16 | Calls are mounting for the release of Philippine government guidelines concerning the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) policy on verified gross mass (VGM), with effectivity of the regulation less than four months away. There was much confusion...

Add VGM To Your 2016 Industry Lingo

Add VGM To Your 2016 Industry Lingo

Mar. 10 | In the 07 December 2015 issue of our column, we introduced to our readers a list of industry terminologies that we projected will be trending during this year. Now we have to urgently add a new one – VGM or verified gross mass.   The Philippine...

Mar 11 forum to tackle SOLAS container weight verification requirement

Mar 11 forum to tackle SOLAS container weight verification requirement

Mar. 2 | PortCalls is co-organizing with the Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association a forum on the Safety of Life at Seas amendments concerning the requirement for shippers to verify the gross mass of a container carrying cargo. The forum will...

Carriers seek PH guidelines specific to IMO container weighing rule

Carriers seek PH guidelines specific to IMO container weighing rule

Feb. 24 | The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) is requesting the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to issue an order that collates all previous rulings on the weighing of containers, in the interest of enforcing the International Maritime Organization’s...