Transportation Regulations

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Commentary

A bill of lading is a legally binding contract, and the consignee becomes party to it, and bound by its terms, by taking delivery of the shipment. A carrier has every reason to look to the consignee for its money.  

News & Analysis

29 Sep 2016
Concerns still remain on the holdouts, IT issues, and accuracy of declarations related to SOLAS container weight rule.
29 Sep 2016
Regulations governing the shipment of lithium ion batteries tested by Samsung phone recall.
27 Sep 2016
A prominent Russian maritime lawyer said the companies should appeal the decision in the hopes of having the decision overturned.
26 Sep 2016
Terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest container gateway, have come under fire from customs authorities for collecting “unauthorized” charges from shippers.
26 Sep 2016
Amazon has had to pay a fine for breaching lithium ion shipment rules.
An effort to get approval for heavier trucks on Texan roadways failed in the legislature in 2015, but a second effort is now underway.
23 Sep 2016
A heavyweight fight is shaping up in the Texas Legislature over proposals to allow trucks to carry heavier loads over the state’s highways.
21 Sep 2016
Russia’s competition watchdog will split the denomination of tariffs for stevedoring into the local ruble and the US dollar.
21 Sep 2016
The US Department of Transportation laid down guidelines this week for manufacturers of automated vehicles that provide a clearer path forward for autonomous trucks.
20 Sep 2016
The US Federal Maritime Commission has had some success in helping cargo interests minimize costs and retrieve cargo stranded by Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy.
19 Sep 2016
Although the rate of decline in Russia’s container trade slows, a dispute over pricing for container-handling services is clouding the medium- and long-term outlook for the trade.