March 1 - A working group made up of major non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) is urging the International Maritime Organization to issue status updates of how the 162 contracting states to the SOLAS convention will implement the container weigh

The Global Consolidators Group said updates are needed because growing confusion and a well-established lack of information makes it nearly impossible for shippers and carriers to operate on a level playing field by following by the same standards.

This move from the GCG is the latest attempt by the industry to nail down regulatory expectations surrounding the amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, that takes effect July 1, this year.