Insights - July 2016 - (Page 2)

INTERMODAL ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 1100 Calverton, MD 20705-4048 301-982-3400 * Fax: 301-982-4815 Intermodal Insights is published monthly by the Intermodal Association of North America for the benefit of its members. Intermodal Insights is a registered trademark of the Intermodal Association of North America. All rights reserved. Cover image © Send press releases and letters to the editor to Must be received by the 10th of the month to be considered for inclusion in the next issue. Perry Trunick, Editor Maggie Miller, Advertising Sales 301-982-3400, ext. 350 Joanne F. Casey, President & CEO Download the Intermodal Insights mobile app at the Google Play Store or in the App Store. Follow IANA for the latest association news and events LinkedIn - intermodal-association-of-north-america Twitter - @IntermodalEXPO 2 Intermodal Insights | July 2016 Federal Update Industry Gets Closer to SOLAS Compliance With the deadline for SOLAS Verified Gross Mass weight reporting just days away, OCEMA voiced support for the use of onterminal scales to obtain the VGM of containers. Under the OCEMA approach announced just ahead of the July 1st implementation date for VGM, ports and marine terminal operators could obtain gross container weights by weighing equipment moving through their gates. They could then provide the gross container weights to ocean carriers. Shippers using the OCEMA terminal weighing option would not be required to provide a signature to the ocean carrier for each container. They would, however, be acknowledging the use of terminal weighing to provide a VGM. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the processes used to obtain gross container weights are compliant with the SOLAS requirement. Ports and terminal operators already use on-terminal scales to weigh containers in compliance with OSHA rules. The confirmation that the OCEMA-backed process complies with SOLAS means there will be no need to change processes and likely will not add any delays processing containers for export. OCEMA represents 19 major container lines serving the U.S. While this step fulfills the shipper's requirement to submit VGM, some non-vessel operating common carriers announced details on how they will charge shippers to transmit VGM declarations to marine terminals and container lines. Under a rules tariff, Rule 2-070, filed on June 15, 2016 and effective July 1, 2016, if a port or terminal operator complies with the U.S. Coast Guard's bulletin MSIB 009/16 in providing VGM weights, any port charges will be passed on to the shipper. The NVOCC can arrange for the VGM, in which case, "Carrier shall pass on to Shipper all charges and trucking, and other expenses related to obtaining such VGM, plus a service fee of $50.00 per container." DOC Delays Tire Duty Decision The U.S. Department of Commerce has again delayed its preliminary antidumping determination in its investigation into truck and bus tires from China. A preliminary determination is now due August 26. A final Department of Commerce determination of both antidumping and countervailing duty investigations is now due November 10. Earlier, the ITC concluded, "Based on the record in the preliminary phase of these investigations, we find that there is a reasonable indication Federal Update - continued on page 25

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - July 2016

Insights - July 2016
Restart Legislation Gets a Restart
Speed Limter Rule May Advance
Industry Gets Closer to SOLAS Compliance
DOC Delays Tire Duty Decision
Changes Proposed to IANA Bylaws
Information Services News
Inspection Metrics Report
Early Recognition and Support Helped Intermodal Grow
Taking It to the Street
Freight Reports
State Legislative Update
Sustainability News
Port News
People in the News
Intermodal EXPO 2016 Education Session by Stakeholder Interest
Intermodal EXPO 2016 Education Session Descriptions
In Brief
2016 Sponsors
Welcome New Members
Intermodal Calendar

Insights - July 2016