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Exactly 10 months from today, on 1 July 2016, the new SOLAS regulations requiring the mandatory weighing of containers before they are loaded on board a ship come into effect. There remains much confusion in the industry over the implications of the new IMO regulations and The Loadstar has been contacted by several stakeholders concerned about how they will be affected. Seminars like the one being held by the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) on 11 September during London International Shipping Week will give practical help on the implementation of the new IMO regulations for those attending. But the more that shipping lines, forwarding agents and others involved in the supply chain can do to inform their customers the better. This news blog from Damco is an excellent example of a company being proactive