International Transportation Policy

The port of Salvador, pictured, would gain a new container terminal as part of a larger push for transportation infrastructure privatization and modernization by the Brazilian government.
07 Sep 2016
President Michel Temer can now focus on increasing investment in Brazil’s transportation infrastructure.
Suez Canal
18 Feb 2015
It’s too soon to determine whether a new police department tasked with protecting the Suez Canal will do enough to secure the region, a supply chain security expert told JOC.com on Wednesday.
25 Nov 2014
A tentative U.S.-Mexico aviation pact would expand air cargo services linking the North American trading partners, but the biggest benefits may go to global shippers.
21 Nov 2014
It’s not just Brazilian ports that are struggling to meet demand. Brazilian road and rail projects are also suffering from severe delays caused by bureaucratic red-tape.
21 Oct 2014
The Ocean Three Alliance of CMA CGM, China Shipping and United Arab Shipping Co. has received U.S. regulatory clearance without the standard 45-day review by the Federal Maritime Commission, but Commissioner Richard Lidinsky isn’t happy about it.
07 Oct 2014
The Chinese government unveiled a six-year plan to develop the nation’s infrastructure and capacity, including a strategy to double the size of the port of Tianjin, in order to boost import and export flows and modernize its domestic supply chain.
02 Oct 2014
The U.S. federal government won’t tell Congress until later this month the results of a controversial pilot program tracking Mexican trucking companies hauling goods across the border, but opponents are already railing against continuing or expanding the initiative.
01 Oct 2014
The Mexican Senate will likely consider rail reform legislation this month, paving the way for the country’s three largest railroads to keep their concessions and preventing any supply chain disruptions caused by proposed legislation that would force them to open their networks to third-parties.