Maersk Line Roll Out US Weighing Plan


With the container weighing regulation set to come into force in two days’ time, world-leading shipping carrier Maersk Line has announced that it will provide terminal-provided container weights at US ports, according to

The carrier said: “Our goal is to facilitate an easy submission of a VGM and a consistent information exchange with terminal operators. At this time, we are working within the OCEMA regulatory council and stakeholders across the industry regarding the Intermodal Safe Container Transportation Act as it relates to arriving at a VGM. Once talks have concluded, we will communicate further details on VGM guidelines for export on-dock rail in the US.”

Maersk Line’s current CEO Soren Skou has recently been appointed as CEO of Maersk Group, as the company makes changes to a number of service networks.

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The carrier has also recently announced that it is open to opting into a merger and acquisition, if it can find the right opportunity.

This was followed by news that the carrier was in talks with Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), with the possibility that HMM join its 2M alliance.

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The carrier has also recently announced that it is likely to start deploying larger ships through the expanded Panama Canal, as well as rerouting one of more of its services.

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