International Transportation Regulations

01 Dec 2016
Indian shippers and stakeholders have a further four-month grace period to be fully compliant with the Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, verified gross mass mandate.
29 Nov 2016
Russia’s competition authorities are weighing punishments for road and rail operators found guilty of anticompetitive practices.
04 Nov 2016
A New Zealand company has launched a relatively small, portable scale designed to enable shippers to weigh a container atop a chassis, saying it will help shippers comply with new global container weight rules.
01 Nov 2016
Hapag-Lloyd has filed concessions to European Union competition regulators to secure approval for a planned merger with the United Arab Shipping Company.
The International Maritime Organization ruling avoids the creation of a patchwork of different national rules for sulfur in vessel fuel.
27 Oct 2016
Shippers may end up paying higher rates via fuel surcharges depending on how well the oil industry can meet demand for low sulfur fuel.
27 Oct 2016
Shippers are warning that the Russian government’s raising of stevedoring tariffs to boost port infrastructure investment may squeeze out some operators and force importers and exporters to eat the higher costs.
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.
US exports of distiller’s dried grains have shown an overall trend of growth in recent years although they are down year to date.
07 Oct 2016
Exports of all kinds have been lackluster the past year because of the strong dollar, so any anitpathy towards them is likely to have an impact.
The port of Shenzhen, pictured, is joining Yangtze River Delta ports as the first regions of China to institute emissions control areas.
05 Oct 2016
Ships berthed at the port of Shenzhen are now required to burn low sulfur fuel.
05 Oct 2016
The Russian government has designed a set of measures that seek to ease the regulatory burden on trucking companies.
03 Oct 2016
Mexican shippers and railroads are closely watching to see if a new regulatory agency will lower rates and how it will weigh in on disagreements between carriers and customers, as intermodal volume growth sputters.
The rollout of the Safety of Life at Sea verified gross mass mandate in India has seen clashes between shippers, terminal operators, and regulators.
03 Oct 2016
India’s Directorate General of Shipping has extended its grace period for shippers to be fully compliant with the Safety of Life at Sea verified gross mass mandate.