Regulation & Policy

US ports could be an unexpected beneficiary of the historic settlement between the US government and German automaker Volkswagen.

The decision ends decades of indecision that has been condemned by UK business leaders, shippers, and freight forwarders.

The fate of the Ocean Alliance had become uncertain in recent months after the US Federal Maritime Commission halted its review process to receive more information from alliance membners.
US maritime regulators gave the green light to the Ocean Alliance to take sail on US trades in April.

The 2016 US presidential election has been fraught with divisive discourse and reality television-style drama, but the top two leading candidates appear to actually agree when it comes to matters of transportation infrastructure and trade.

The Brazilian Ministry for Transport, Ports, and Civil Aviation has decided to privatize dredging operations at the country’s top three ports of Santos, Paranagua, and Rio de Janeiro.

Russian shippers and transportation companies say they will have to increase their rates double digits to keep up with the cost increases created by Russia’s “Platon” truck toll.

US regulators are increasing funding for driver-training schools and institutions serving veterans while pushing a pilot program that would license under-21 ex-military drivers.

Ashley Furniture asked the court to allow an “administrative freeze” on payments owed to Hanjin for services that were only partially provided as a result of the carrier’s failure to fulfill contractual obligations.

“To give up the benefits of trade is horrible,” said Paul Bingham, vice president of Economic Development Research Group.

The most powerful port, shipping, and transportation industry groups in Brazil are banding together to pressure the government to reform the country’s port law.