Regulation & Policy

U.S. Gulf and South Atlantic ports see the thawing of Cold War restrictions on United States trade with Cuba trade as a potential new market — or a revival of an old one.

The limited exemption for exports, and possibly the 53-year-old embargo, may become a thing of the past if Obama gets his way. But ending the embargo would require congressional action, something that’s politically questionable.

World Shipping Council President and CEO Chris Koch in late July will hand over the reins of the trade group representing major container lines.

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The Mexican Congress is expected to approval legislation this afternoon that would protect concessions held by the country’s three largest railroads and create a rail regulatory agency.

Federal regulators are proceeding with a negotiated rule-making on minimum national truck driver training standards, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Dec. 12.

U.S. ports and other major freight links in supply chains are poised to get less help from Uncle Sam next year after Congress reduced funding for a popular grant program by $100 million.

Changes to truck driver hours of service rules under the cromnibus spending bill could increase truck capacity, giving carriers a quick productivity boost for the holidays.

NVOCCs and forwarders will be required to submit house bills of lading to China customs when the country's advanced manifest system is implemented in March.

A massive federal spending bill is poised to get U.S. port funding closer to a set schedule over the next decade but will still come short of the target.