International Transportation Policy

International Transportation Policy

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.
15 Sep 2014
After only 100 days in office, it’s clear that India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, will make reducing port bottlenecks a priority.
12 Sep 2014
The European Union has opened the bidding for a record 11.9 billion euros [$15.5 billion] of funding for projects to improve transport links and remove logistics bottlenecks across the 28-nation bloc.
03 Sep 2014
A new five-year plan aimed at developing China’s shipping industry could help Chinese container lines and ports become more competitive.
02 Sep 2014
When he goes to Shanghai in November, U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner William Doyle wants to find out how Chinese regulators will handle the “2M” vessel-sharing agreement, as statements that the pact doesn’t require regulatory approval from Beijing are coming from others, not regulators themselves.
29 Aug 2014
The Indian federal government has approved a proposal to delegate more project approval authority to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in a bid to minimize delays in awarding of concession contracts.
30 Jul 2014
Indian Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government is working on plans to augment overall tonnage capacity at major ports from the current 800 million tons to 1.6 billion tons over the next five years.
MSC vessel
11 Jul 2014
How much market share Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. would control through the 10-year vessel sharing agreement they announced on July 10 will largely determine whether the pact meets a similar fate to that of the P3.