International Transportation Regulations

10 Oct 2016
The committee is scheduled to meet Oct. 23 to determine whether the 0.5 percent global cap should take effect in 2020 or be postponed till 2025.
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.
05 Aug 2016
U.K. freight forwarders have pledged their support for a campaign to end container shipping surcharges by 2020.
01 Aug 2016
Reports of unjustified surcharges have been on the rise following the introduction of a new mandatory container weight verification rule that took effect last month, according to the Global Shippers Forum.
25 Jul 2016
The Brexit will slow U.K. containerized trade in the short term.
25 Jul 2016
Australia’s top container terminal operator will have a new owner in short order.