International Transportation Regulations

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.
07 Sep 2016
Shippers in the West African country of Ghana are welcoming a decision by the government to order shipping lines to withdraw terminal handling charges introduced at the country’s major ports.
07 Sep 2016
Shippers using the DP World terminal at Cochin forced the terminal to abandon its efforts to charge them for SOLAS verified gross mass, or VGM, compliance.
05 Sep 2016
European shippers and freight forwarders are stepping up efforts to stop ports and terminals demanding “excessive” fees to release containers unloaded from the vessels of Hanjin Shipping.
02 Sep 2016
The focus of the Hanjin Shipping fallout has shifted into the legal arena.
Shippers and the Directorate of General of Shipping are unhappy with how some container terminals have been handling container weighing to comply with SOLAS.
29 Aug 2016
India’s maritime administrator is showing no sign of backing down from its previous diktat barring container terminal operators from offering container weighing services on-site for a fee.
Containers from more than 30 countries and the U.S. that have recorded cases of the Zika virus are now subject to extra scrutiny from Chinese regulators.
24 Aug 2016
Many U.S. exporters are still confused about how to meet Chinese rules aimed at preventing the spread of the Zika virus.
18 Aug 2016
Containers shipped from the U.S. to China that are subject to that country’s regulations designed to prevent the spread of Zika virus won’t have to be fumigated but can instead be disinsected.
Some forwarders are reporting that fumigating a 40-foot container at a main Chinese port would cost a shipper an estimated 2,000 yuan ($301).
18 Aug 2016
There will be a time and cost element to fumigating your cargo on arrival in China to comply with Zika measures, forwarders tell shippers.
The Port of Melbourne, pictured, has gone through a different privatization than other Australian ports in recent years, easing shipper concerns over the deal.
17 Aug 2016
The decision follows Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims’ attack on port privatizations in the country.
Container fumigation, pictured, is now a prerequisite for containers entering China from some parts of the world.
16 Aug 2016
Chinese authorities have provided some guidance on how U.S. exporters need to show that they have made their shipments mosquito-free.
Container fumigation, pictured, could add extra costs for shippers and the exact requirements for getting a Mosquito Eradication Certificate are uncertain.
10 Aug 2016
Efforts by Chinese authorities seeking to prevent the spread of Zika have sparked concerns among U.S. exporters.