US Transportation Regulations

27 Jun 2016
The new rule’s rollout is just days away, but guidance from operating ports, carriers, terminal operators and nation states has been variable and prone to change.
23 May 2016
Trucking, shipping interests attack use of data they call flawed in proposed motor carrier ratings.
20 May 2016
A U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation bore down on ABS “outsourced” inspection processes this past week.
19 May 2016
Container lines and U.S. ports have asked the U.S. maritime regulator for permission to get together to craft a common strategy for dealing with SOLAS.
19 May 2016
Congressional pressure is intensifying on stakeholders in the containerized supply chain to find an agreeable response to the SOLAS rule.
16 May 2016
With less than two months before the SOLAS container-weighing rule takes effect, questions of the strength and scale of the enforcement’s bite in the U.S. are mounting.
11 May 2016
Far-reaching regulation will affect many smaller U.S. transport operators, shippers as well as large companies.
11 May 2016
A group of 19 container lines has announced a plan to ease the concerns of U.S. exporters over liability when it comes to SOLAS.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
06 May 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard’s announcement last week that it wouldn't object to two alternative methods of verifying container weights set in motion a high-stakes game of chicken between carriers and exporters. It is also fueling a fight among ports seeking to present themselves as the most user-friendly to shippers struggling to comply with the new rule.
04 May 2016
Two additional groups of vehicle shippers have filed class-action complaints seeking double damages for alleged shipping act violations by 10 roll-on, roll-off carriers involved in criminal and civil price-fixing investigations.
03 May 2016
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is levying the collective experience of the private sector to fight congestion at U.S ports.
03 May 2016
In the U.S., the spring of 2016 isn’t a bad time to be a shipper. Sure, there’s the SOLAS problem, but soft demand combined with excess capacity on land and sea and low fuel costs is pushing down transportation costs and giving shippers more bargaining power in annual contract bids, whether in the trans-Pacific maritime trade or U.S. domestic truck lanes.