Transportation Regulations

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

Commentary

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News & Analysis

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.
29 Apr 2016
Japan’s government has officially introduced a much-anticipated system designed to ensure the smooth implementation of the International Maritime Organization's SOLAS container weight rule from July 1 and reduced the fines for non-compliance.
29 Apr 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard Thursday gave its stamp of approval to two alternative methods for obtaining certified container weights to comply with new international regulations.
29 Apr 2016
CMA CGM, the third-largest global container line, got the go-ahead on Friday from the European Union to acquire Neptune Orient Lines, the parent company of APL, but with one condition.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights China
29 Apr 2016
Long-awaited guidelines on how China will implement the SOLAS container weight rule have been released.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
28 Apr 2016
Indian maritime authorities and other stakeholders will meet to deal with "still-unresolved" commercial and operational complexities tied to the July 1 implementation of new container weight rules set by the International Maritime Organization’s SOLAS convention.
28 Apr 2016
The Port of Houston has announced how it will handle the SOLAS verified gross mass rule.
28 Apr 2016
The cost of transshipping containers by truck using international motor carriers in Russia has doubled.
28 Apr 2016
A big new container shipping alliance aimed at blunting the power of a partnership between the world’s two largest ocean carriers and promising to shake up the other major vessel-sharing agreements will not set sail until it passes muster with global regulators.