International Transportation Regulations

International Transportation Regulations

25 Aug 2014
Officials at Argentina’s port of Rosario have urged their federal government to suspend a resolution that has banned cargo transshipment through Uruguay, alleging that the measure is severely affecting regional trade, the Buenos Aires Herald reports.
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.
MSC Napoli in January 2007. Photo from Wikipedia by Tearlach.
08 Oct 2013
It sounds pretty straightforward and uncontroversial, but few issues have divided the shipping industry more deeply than the International Maritime Organization’s proposal for a legal requirement to verify the weight of containers prior to loading on a ship.
Stacked containers.
20 Sep 2013
The International Maritime Organization today backed a compromise proposal for verifying the weight of containers before they are loaded on board ships.
Smoke from ship stacks.
20 Sep 2013
The International Bunker Industry Association has welcomed the U.K. government’s call for the International Maritime Organization to expedite the release of its study on...
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is investigating China's value-added tax on transportation.
19 Sep 2013
The Federal Maritime Commission said it is “considering a range of options to obtain further clarity” on how China is implementing a new nationwide value-added tax on international transportation services.
18 Sep 2013
Although freight rates from China to North America may be at rock-bottom levels, China’s new 6 percent value-added tax on logistics services isn’t just creating a new cost for some shippers. It’s also creating a major quandary.
18 Sep 2013
Eimskip, the Icelandic shipping and logistics group, failed in a bid to discover the reasons why antitrust officials carried out a dawn raid on its Reykjavik headquarters last week.
Containers at port.
18 Sep 2013
The European Shippers’ Council criticized the absence of shippers at talks at the International Maritime Organization regarding the controversial proposal for...
loading containers
16 Sep 2013
A subcommittee of the International Maritime Organization will decide this week whether to move forward with proposals to introduce new rules making it mandatory to weigh loaded containers prior to shipment.