Regulation & Policy

A new market friendly government in Brazil is keen to get U.S. investment for infrastructure.

There are no reports of disruption at Europe’s three largest container ports Friday as the SOLAS rule took effect.

It was “business as usual” at container terminals in India's major port complexes on Friday.

A nervous container business is bracing for the new VGM regulations.


Cargo agents in China are being squeezed from both sides as box weighing charges fall in their laps.


How containers moving to on-dock ramps will be weighed is still being worked out just days before the rule takes effect Friday.

The not-so-unexpected announcement from the Danish container line was made just as ports, marine terminals and container lines are coming closer to creating a system that will use pre-existing weighing processes to alleviate the burden on U.S. exporters.

India’s Directorate General of Shipping has issued a supplementary decree allowing shippers more time to comply with requirements laid down in its final ordinance issued May 11.

Nigeria has launched technology platforms to tackle widespread corruption and inefficiencies in operations at its major ports.

There is no justification for forwarders to charge a container weight processing fee, complains a shipper group in Hong Kong.