What You Need to Do Now to Prepare for the New SOLAS Verified Gross Mass Deadline

Mainbrace | June 2016 (No. 3)

Jonathan K. Waldron, Patricia M. O’neill, and Dana S. Merkel

As the July 1, 2016, effective date for the SOLAS Regulation VI/2 amendments quickly approaches, unanswered questions and difficulties complying with varied international and domestic implementations loom large. In an effort to provide guidance to the industry, the U.S. Coast Guard recently issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin, dated April 28, 2016 (MSIB Number 009/16), declaring that existing U.S. laws and regulations for providing verified container weights are “equivalent” to the requirements under SOLAS Regulation VI/2. Continue reading “What You Need to Do Now to Prepare for the New SOLAS Verified Gross Mass Deadline”

Chambers Global 2016 Ranks Blank Rome Attorneys and Shipping Litigation Practice

Mainbrace | June 2016 (No. 3)

Chambers Global 2016 recognized Blank Rome LLP as a global leader in Shipping: Litigation, as well as Partners Anthony B. Haller and John D. Kimball for their industry knowledge and leading practices. Continue reading “Chambers Global 2016 Ranks Blank Rome Attorneys and Shipping Litigation Practice”

A Note from the Editor

Mainbrace | June 2016 (No. 3)

Thomas H. Belknap, Jr.

Thank you.

Everyone appreciates acknowledgement for hard work and a job well done. It’s human nature. An occasional pat on the back makes us feel good about what we are doing, and it makes us strive harder to earn the recognition we receive. Continue reading “A Note from the Editor”

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