Transportation Policy


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News & Analysis

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.
07 Oct 2016
For years, ports have pushed to ensure that all Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collections are used for dredging and not diverted to other uses.
The port of Shenzhen, pictured, is joining Yangtze River Delta ports as the first regions of China to institute emissions control areas.
05 Oct 2016
Ships berthed at the port of Shenzhen are now required to burn low sulfur fuel.
05 Oct 2016
The Russian government has designed a set of measures that seek to ease the regulatory burden on trucking companies.
The reforms are aimed at speeding along India's Sagar Mala port-led development program.
30 Sep 2016
India is taking measures to reform its marine terminal bidding process as it seeks to attract more private investment to the port sector.
29 Sep 2016
The US House of Representatives’ passage of a water resources bill improves the chances for the ports of Everglades and Charleston gaining federal funding for harbor-deepening projects, but it's still up to legislators to decide whether, or how, to dramatically shake-up how port projects such as those get funded in the first place.
The inability of Congress to empower the Export-Import Bank has allowed foreign countries to gain project cargo market share.
29 Sep 2016
US manufacturers and their supply chain partners are trying to persuade Congress to restore the Export-Import Bank’s ability to finance large US project shipments they say have been lost to other countries.