International Transportation Policy

18 Nov 2016
Dozens of new port concessions and contract extensions should direct 40 billion reais ($11.82 billion) in investments toward Brazil’s ports over the next 25 years.
17 Nov 2016
The South Korean government is looking to the country's large multinational exporters to take a major role in turning around the fortunes of its struggling shipping sector.
17 Nov 2016
The Philippines approved the start of work on a proposed container port in Cebu.
16 Nov 2016
Just days after Taiwan’s leading container lines reported tumbling revenue and profit, the Taiwanese government said it will provide billions of dollars in financial support.
08 Nov 2016
The Russian government’s decision to subsidize imports from China arriving via rail will cut costs and result in faster transit times.
08 Nov 2016
Eager to avoid the fate of neighboring South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping, Japan’s Big Three shipping companies are lobbying the government for favorable tax and budgetary measures.
02 Nov 2016
Better labor relations at public ports could make the on-and-off again strikes and protests for higher wages and other benefits that cause congestion and delays at major ports less likely.
25 Oct 2016
The decision ends decades of indecision that has been condemned by UK business leaders, shippers, and freight forwarders.
21 Oct 2016
The Brazilian Ministry for Transport, Ports, and Civil Aviation has decided to privatize dredging operations at the country’s top three ports of Santos, Paranagua, and Rio de Janeiro.
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.
14 Oct 2016
The most powerful port, shipping, and transportation industry groups in Brazil are banding together to pressure the government to reform the country’s port law.
14 Oct 2016
Shippers using road or rail to get goods into Russia from another country will have to pay a new fee as of Jan. 1, 2017.