Transportation Regulations

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Commentary

One of the basic exceptions to the rule of absolute carrier liability for freight in a carrier’s custody is when loss or damage results from some fault of the shipper beyond the carrier’s control, and it fairly clearly seems to be the case here.  

News & Analysis

01 Dec 2016
As shippers scrutinize carriers’ financial stability ahead of the 2016 to 2017 bidding season, the safeguards could provide those that deal with the THE Alliance some reassurances — and give alliance members a contracting edge.
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.
30 Nov 2016
The new rule is above and beyond the published average train speeds that shippers and industry analysts have been relegated to rely on for years. Although those figures are an indicator of service reliability, they in no way provide a comprehensive appraisal of rail service.
29 Nov 2016
US Federal Maritime Commission member William Doyle said the FMC should be “very cautious” about allowing container lines to use their alliances’ antitrust immunity to deal collectively with US service providers.
29 Nov 2016
President-elect Trump’s nomination for Department of Transportation chief, Elaine Chao, has a track record of rolling back regulation and a pro-business bent.
29 Nov 2016
Russia’s competition authorities are weighing punishments for road and rail operators found guilty of anticompetitive practices.
23 Nov 2016
IICL says collective buying of containers, chassis would give alliance an unfair edge.
23 Nov 2016
The one clear solution to help curb persistent congestion at US West Coast ports driving up shipping costs and driving down productivity seems to be the one thing the industry refuses to deliver: data. 
20 Nov 2016
Shippers face a brave new world in which they try to gauge whether new Trump administration will make good on its promises to deliver $1 trillion in infrastructure investment, reset trade deals, and repeal regulation.
17 Nov 2016
The Association of American Railroads wants the White House to freeze pending proposals at the Surface Transportation Board, including a proposed rule backed by rail shipper groups.