Regulation & Policy

The South Korean carrier is the first container line to make such an announcement and the news has given rise to suggestions that other carriers may soon take a similar approach to the International Maritime Organization’s new rule.

A new bill introduced in the California legislature aims to spur the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex to revamp its PierPass system.

Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service is investigating the country’s leading terminal operators over price-fixing allegations.

A group of marine terminal operators is openly criticizing suggestions that they should be responsible for providing certified container weights to shippers.

Ghana is targeting the complete elimination of paper in trade transactions at the country’s ports.

A French nonprofit representing the container industry is creating a comprehensive database of container tare weights to help shippers comply with SOLAS VGM rules.


"Hauliers and shippers run the risk of being punished for infringement of rules they could not properly prepare for,” the European Shippers' Council said.

U.S. regulators are taking further steps toward a rulemaking on the detention of truck drivers by shippers and their customers.

U.S. exporters finally achieved the carrier uniformity they were seeking on the SOLAS container-weighing requirement.
U.S. exporters finally achieved the carrier uniformity they were seeking on the SOLAS container weighing requirement.

The legislation would implement a new preclearance agreement.