International Transportation Policy

International Transportation Policy

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.
P3 broken links
09 Jul 2014
It ended so fast. With one statement, the countless hours and money spent over the last year to prepare for one of the biggest — if not the biggest — game-changers in global container shipping went up in smoke.
Maersk ship in Tanjung Pelepas
30 Jun 2014
Container lines considering launching major highly structured vessel-sharing agreements in Chinese trade lanes would be wise to consider factors other than just market share, said an attorney familiar with Chinese transportation policy.
19 Jun 2014
A translation of the announcement by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) rejecting the P3 Network.
Richard Lidinsky
19 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON — The only U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner to cast a vote against the P3 Network said Chinese authorities might have done the agency “a favor by forcing us to look at our regulatory standards within this new world” of massive vessel-sharing agreements.