Transportation Regulations

Transportation Regulations

In-depth coverage of shipping security, including strategies, new regulations, screening and more.


We recently discovered our broker had tendered a shipment to another broker, rather than to a carrier. This second broker set up the actual service. With our contract prohibiting re-brokering, our broker called it co-brokering. Can you clarify?

News & Analysis

15 Sep 2014
Mediterranean Shipping Co. today unveiled surcharges of up to $165 per 20-foot container on North European and North American routes that will be subject to new low-sulfur limits in 2015.
11 Sep 2014
The case and the severity of the sentence underscores international concern about truck driver fatigue and the enforcement of daily work limits and adequate rest periods.
11 Sep 2014
The chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission is on a mission to help ports address their congestion problem, which seems to be getting worse.
10 Sep 2014
Looming global requirements for low-sulfur fuel are prodding ocean carriers to consider liquefied natural gas to power container ships on long-haul international routes as well as regional feeder services.
05 Sep 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway said Thursday that requiring them to add railcars or even allow other railroads to operate on their lines — as some officials and shippers have asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to require them to do — would hamper needed rail service improvements.
04 Sep 2014
Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. appear to have the same confidence that Chinese regulators will approve their “2M” vessel-sharing agreement as they did before China’s rejection of the P3 Network, said U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Richard Lidinsky.
02 Sep 2014
European short-sea shipping volumes could fall as much as 10 percent in the next several years as new emission regulations take effect.
Maersk Line container ship at anchor
28 Aug 2014
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Wednesday received the “2M” vessel sharing agreement proposal for the east-west trades, starting the clock on the agency’s review of the Maersk Line-Mediterranean Shipping Co. plan for the alliance created following the rejection of the P3 Network by China in June.
26 Aug 2014
A coalition of trucking groups is redoubling efforts to get controversial public safety scores taken off the Internet.
Asian Gypsy Moth
26 Aug 2014
Tiny, dirt-like egg clusters are waylaying cargo at ports in the United States, delaying thousands of containers for days at a time.