International Transportation Policy

International Transportation Policy

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.
Port of Rotterdam
06 Mar 2014
The port of Rotterdam said it’s missing out on almost one million standard containers a year because rival ports in Germany and Belgium, led by Hamburg and Antwerp, receive “unfair” financial support from their governments.
20 Feb 2014
The transport industry and China’s trade will receive a major boost if efforts to improve its logistics performance are a success, senior 3PL executives believe.
Estimated Asia-Europe transit times, Yokohama-Rotterdam, via the Northern Sea Route and the Suez Canal
29 Jan 2014
A legally binding rule book for all ships, from container vessels to oil tankers, sailing in Arctic and Antarctic waters, has moved closer after maritime officials agreed on a draft text for a so-called Polar Code.
09 Jan 2014
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has decided to impose fines on some shipping firms for allegedly violating the antitrust law in transporting automobiles.
Majestic Maersk in Copenhagen
27 Dec 2013
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10 Dec 2013
The European Union’s top transport official has lent his support to the P3 Network between Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM as a counterweight to the growing industrial might of China.
A Canadian National train in Quebec.
21 Nov 2013
Canada’s federal government has instructed rail companies to share information with municipalities to ensure there is ongoing dialogue about the transportation of dangerous goods.
11 Oct 2013
The Global Shippers’ Forum, a coalition of global shipper groups, raised concerns over the proposed P3 Network alliance between Maersk Line, CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Co. that is supposed to get under way in April of next year.
10 Oct 2013
Russia today ended supplementary border checks on Lithuanian trucks imposed a month ago amid rising tensions over the European Union’s bid to forge closer trade relations with ex-Soviet republics.
Somalia’s President Mohamud (L) and Bob Tarrant, EU Naval Force operation commander (R).
10 Sep 2013
Members from Somalia’s government and the European Union have again met to discuss how to strengthen maritime security and economic development in Somalia.