SOLAS VGM: Analysis to Help You Prepare – Part 2

In less than six weeks, the new Safety of Life at Sea Convention’s Verified Gross Mass (SOLAS VGM) requirements go into effect. Many uncertainties still remain surrounding the July 1 implementation, including countries’ guidelines, VGM cutoff times, and how to obtain the VGM.

To help the industry prepare, we continue our coverage and analysis in the May issue of CargoSmart’s Innovating, a second issue that we have devoted to the new SOLAS requirements. Read More…


SOLAS VGM: Analysis to Help You Prepare

The new Safety of Life at Sea Convention’s Verified Gross Mass (SOLAS VGM) requirements go into effect on July 1. Many uncertainties remain, including countries’ implementation guidelines, VGM cutoff times, and how potential delays may impact performance. In February and March, CargoSmart ran a customer survey. 820 people responded and almost all did not have plans for how to comply.

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Innovating Insights Webcast - Fast-Growing Southeast Asia Ports: How Are They Performing?

In January 2016, CargoSmart launched Innovating Insights, a free, monthly webcast that supplements the Innovating newsletter. The on-demand webcasts feature articles from the current month’s newsletter to provide insights about cargo delays around the globe.

This month, the 6-minute webcast shares findings from the Southeast Asia port performance study. We reviewed the performance of three fast-growing ports—Port Klang, Tanjung Pelepas, and Ho Chi Minh City—from December 2015 through February 2016. We provide analysis of the ports’ vessel arrival delays, vessel berth times, and the size of the visiting vessels. Read More…


Innovating Insights Webcast - Trans-Pacific Trade: US East and West Coast Port Performance

In January 2016, CargoSmart launched Innovating Insights, a free, monthly webcast that supplements the Innovating newsletter. The webcasts feature articles from the current month’s newsletter to provide insights about cargo delays around the globe.

During this month’s 6-minute webcast, you will learn about the US East and West Coast port performance on the trans-Pacific trade. We reviewed transit time accuracy and vessel arrival delays for schedules from Asia to four top US ports—Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York-New Jersey, and Savannah—from November 2015 through January 2016. We highlight three key findings from the articles on the trans-Pacific trade from this month’s issue of Innovating. Read More…


Innovating Insights Webcast - The Middle East & South Asia: Are Its Ports Handling the Fast Growth?

CargoSmart has launched Innovating Insights, a free, monthly webcast that supplements the Innovating newsletter. The webcasts feature one article from the current month’s newsletter to provide insights about cargo delays around the globe.

During this month’s 7-minute webcast, you will learn about the sailing schedule reliability findings in the Middle East and South Asia region. As the region’s trade grows rapidly, we reviewed the schedule reliability to see if may be impacted. We highlight three key findings and share additional insights from the article on Middle East and South Asia schedule reliability from this month’s issue of Innovating. Read More…