Transportation Regulations

Transportation Regulations

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


A recent statement from a marine terminal operator that current port congestion is the shippers’ fault is ridiculous.

News & Analysis

20 Oct 2014
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection should improve its analysis and circulation of border security data, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says.
18 Oct 2014
Truckers or cargo interests who contend that terminal operators have unlawfully billed them for late retrieval of containers while the ports were congested have the right to file a complaint with the Federal Maritime Commission, according to a commission staff member.
16 Oct 2014
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board is pressuring Canadian Pacific Railway to better explain how it will address service issues.
16 Oct 2014
British Columbia’s Port Metro Vancouver is in the home stretch of implementing its new truck licensing system, which aims to balance the number of registered trucks with the amount of available work in an effort to stabilize port operations.
14 Oct 2014
The Federal Maritime Commission has collected $503,000 in civil penal
10 Oct 2014
In the latest step toward possible regulatory action, three U.S. senators have called on the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to implement freight rail reforms as quickly as possible in order to increase rail competition and address shippers’ concerns.
10 Oct 2014
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has posted details of its proposed changes in rules for licensing, financial responsibility and duties of ocean transportation intermediaries.
09 Oct 2014
Shipowners operating in emission control areas are skirting the system with falsified fuel delivery slips and a variety of other tactics, Maersk Group says.
09 Oct 2014
A former president of International Longshoremen’s Association 1235 in Newark, New Jersey, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for extorting his members for “Christmas tribute” payments to the Genovese crime family.
Maersk container ship
08 Oct 2014
Maersk Line said its 2M east-west alliance with Mediterranean Shipping Co. will be launched in January following approval by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission in a 4-1 vote on Wednesday.