International Transportation Regulations

18 Apr 2014
U.S. agricultural shippers say requirements by Japan, the European Union, and China for advance submission of cargo documents are creating a trade barrier for U.S. exports of perishable goods.
03 Dec 2013
Federal Maritime Commissioner Richard Lidinsky said the agency will soon stop the clock on its review of the proposed P3 Network, giving him and fellow commissioners enough time to meet with European Union and Chinese regulators on Dec. 17 before determining whether to block the plan.
02 Dec 2013
The Federal Maritime Commission will host European Union and Chinese regulatory officials later this month for a summit on the proposed P3 Network alliance involving the world’s three largest container lines.
02 Dec 2013
Container lines currently use a variety of methods to announce general rate increases, but those tactics could become more regulated in the future...
28 Nov 2013
China says it will attend a summit in Washington in December proposed by the Federal Maritime Commission to discuss the proposed P3 alliance involving the world's three largest container lines, Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA-CGM.
EU sun at sea
22 Nov 2013
The European Union today announced it has launched a formal antitrust investigation into several ocean container carriers to address concerns they have coordinated freight rate hikes on the Asia-Europe trade since 2009.
A Canadian National train in Quebec.
21 Nov 2013
Canada’s federal government has instructed rail companies to share information with municipalities to ensure there is ongoing dialogue about the transportation of dangerous goods.
14 Nov 2013
The world’s three largest container lines will likely have a harder time convincing European Union regulators than their Chinese and American counterparts that their proposed vessel-sharing alliance won’t harm competition.
12 Nov 2013
In a few years, the container shipping industry will face staggeringly high fuel costs when a U.N. rule is implemented ending the shipping industry’s current use of...
Pieces of the P3 puzzle
29 Oct 2013
As shippers obtain more information about how the P3 Network would operate, regulators are pressing the three member carriers to explain how the alliance will affect schedule reliability and competition.
22 Oct 2013
Mario Cordero, chairman of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, has called on fellow regulators in the European Union and China to join him in a global regulatory summit on the proposed P3 Network.
17 Oct 2013
The Japanese government adopted a new anti-piracy bill at a cabinet meeting this week that would allow private armed guards to board Japanese-registered oil tankers and other cargo ships in waters off Somalia and elsewhere.