International Transportation Policy

19 Oct 2016
Russian shippers and transportation companies say they will have to increase their rates double digits to keep up with the cost increases created by Russia’s “Platon” truck toll.
09 Jun 2016
Ports, shippers and politicians from the Brazilian state of São Paulo are lobbying the government to appoint a technocrat to the country’s national port administration.
19 May 2016
New emissions regulations are impacting the cost of shipping to various degrees.
18 May 2016
India’s role in the development of the free trade port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran will be high on the agenda when Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins a two-day visit to the country next week.
Santos SEP Brazil ports
17 May 2016
The Brazilian port sector’s worst nightmare has become a reality with the government’s announcement that the Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, would be subsumed by the Transport Ministry as part of a cost-saving initiative.
16 May 2016
India is accelerating its drive for private investment in its ports and maritime sectors.
28 Apr 2016
Political convulsions in Brazil are taking a toll on the port sector, forcing the resignation of Ports Minister Helder Barbalho mere months after he assumed the position.
20 Apr 2016
The government of India, buoyed by the success of a three-day maritime investor conference last week, is looking to speed up the award and construction of highway projects in fiscal year 2016 to 2017, which began April 1, as part of a larger scheme to revamp the country’s transport system.
08 Mar 2016
The European trucking sector has faced complex obstacles in recent years as recession and the increasingly fragmented economic situation of member states have driven protectionism and legislative impediments for trucking firms.
25 Feb 2016
Shippers of agriculture and recycling metal back the potential merger of Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern railways, while UPS, other major logistics players, elected officials, municipalities, trade groups and chambers of commerce oppose such a deal, according to an analysis of more than 100 letters written to U.S. rail regulators.
05 Feb 2016
Japan’s government has drawn up the drafts of guidelines and revised ministry ordinances, which contain penalties and variation between the verified gross mass and actual weight of a container, for the smooth implementation of the International Maritime Organization's looming Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, container weight rules.
SOLAS VGM IMO container weight
04 Feb 2016
Saying it will be impossible to implement the SOLAS container weight rule by July 1 without severely disrupting trade, U.S. exporters are calling on the Coast Guard to delay the rule until it can be amended and determined that they won’t face a competitive disadvantage against foreign exporters.