International Transportation Regulations

International Transportation Regulations

23 Apr 2015
European shippers are stepping up their scrutiny of shipping alliances by launching their own review of the massive vessel-sharing agreements.
Port Metro Vancouver, Centerm truck gate
23 Apr 2015
The harbor trucking licensing program at Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, took a hit after a federal judge ruled the port’s selection process was unfair and that rejected applications need to be reconsidered.
20 Apr 2015
The chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping warned that regional maritime regulations on ships’ emissions and ballast-water discharges threaten conflicts with global maritime rules.
20 Apr 2015
Five more Chinese ports can now allow foreign-flag vessels to provide cabotage services to their container terminals.
23 Mar 2015
Proposed protective measures for the Great Barrier Reef will lengthen the voyage between Australia and its largest trade partner, China.
11 Mar 2015
A proposed Hong Kong rule requiring use of low-sulfur fuel for ships while at berth — a less stringent rule that those applied in U.S. and some European waters — will take effect on July 1 if approved by the Legislative Council next week.
10 Mar 2015
The Port of Gothenburg, Sweden’s largest container port, said sulphur emissions have fallen by 80 percent since the beginning of the year when tighter sulphur emission controls came into force but warned that many vessels are still failing to comply.
19 Feb 2015
Drayage drivers serving the port of Manila warn that new rules requiring the phase-out of older trucks will cause congestion to rear its head again at the Philippines’ largest container port.
16 Feb 2015
The European Shippers’ Council urged competition regulators to step up monitoring of deals like the increased collaboration between CMA CGM and Hamburg-Sud, which “will make sure the container liner market will be one step closer to total convergence.”
16 Feb 2015
The low sulfur fuel regulation that came into effect in January on shipping lanes in northern Europe and the U.S. and Canada has had a “virtually zero “cost impact due to the collapse in the price of oil and resistance from shippers, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.
container ship engine
05 Feb 2015
The shipping industry — container carriers included — should prepare for a low-sulfur fuel requirement to be imposed on schedule in 2020, a development industry leaders have said will result in carriers incurring tens of billions of dollars annually in higher fuel costs, with no clear mechanism for recovering those costs from customers.
04 Feb 2015
With new international ballast water regulations set to go into full force this year, the need for new and universal water treatment technology is more necessary than ever before, said World Shipping Council President Chris Koch.