LA-Long Beach Terminals Won’t Weigh Containers to Comply with SOLAS

Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach do not have the infrastructure that would allow them to weigh containers before they are loaded onto ships, so shippers will have to make other arrangements for obtaining the required verified gross mass (VGM) of the containers before a July 1 international deadline takes effect.

A statement said the 13 container terminals in the port complex will “establish and communicate their own policies for handling VGM procedures” with their customers.