US Transportation Regulations

The fate of the Ocean Alliance had become uncertain in recent months after the US Federal Maritime Commission halted its review process to receive more information from alliance membners.
21 Oct 2016
US maritime regulators gave the green light to the Ocean Alliance to take sail on US trades in April.
A maritime security program designed in the wake of 9/11 may not have been as effective as hoped.
12 Sep 2016
Lax oversight by regulators has made it possible that maritime workers with criminal backgrounds are working at US ports.
A lack of standardized data elements is just one of the problems that make measuring port productivity such a daunting task.
09 Sep 2016
Groups like the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness have found a place in the spotlight in recent months as the US government has shown a keener interest in port productivity.
As shippers grapple with container lines, terminals and others to secure their Hanjin Cargo, they may also have to make changes to US Customs documentation.
07 Sep 2016
US Customs and Border Protection is the second US federal agency to issue guidance to shippers and other industry stakeholders after the shipping giant filed for court receivership in Korea and later applied for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the United States last week.
02 Sep 2016
The US Federal Maritime Commission has provided a template for requests to the regulatory agency for assistance with problems arising from the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy.
The US Federal Maritime Commission is asking shippers to help it keep predatory behavior that could stem from the collapse of Hanjin Shipping in check.
01 Sep 2016
US maritime regulators are urging shippers to report any unreasonable increases in cost or decreases in service tied to the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping.
30 Aug 2016
Opposition to the shipment of liquid radioactive waste from Canada to South Carolina by truck spotlights broader challenge to hazardous materials transportation.
The electronic logging device mandate could create value for smaller trucking companies by enabling better shipment visibility.
29 Aug 2016
A U.S. federal mandate requiring truck drivers to use electronic logging devices by the end of next year won’t necessarily be the harbinger of a long-anticipated “capacity crunch.”
26 Aug 2016
A proposal to mandate speed-limiting technology on heavy trucks would increase demand for truck drivers, U.S. regulators admit.
The Ocean Alliance will get a new 45-day review period from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission after it submits responses to FMC queries.
25 Aug 2016
U.S. maritime regulators have more questions for the Ocean Alliance.
Two different parts of the federal government, the Commerce Department and Department of Transportation, are looking into the issue of productivity at U.S. ports.
24 Aug 2016
The U.S. federal government, with the help of shippers and others, is trying to come to grips with how to improve port productivity.
Shippers say changes to the motor carrier bill of lading have shifted the burden of proof for negligence from motor carriers to shippers.
23 Aug 2016
Two shipper groups are protesting changes to the uniform bill of lading, but does the U.S. Surface Transportation Board have the authority to intervene?