Regulation & Policy

The inability of Congress to empower the Export-Import Bank has allowed foreign countries to gain project cargo market share.

US manufacturers and their supply chain partners are trying to persuade Congress to restore the Export-Import Bank’s ability to finance large US project shipments they say have been lost to other countries.


Regulations governing the shipment of lithium ion batteries tested by Samsung phone recall.


A prominent Russian maritime lawyer said the companies should appeal the decision in the hopes of having the decision overturned.

Terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest container gateway, have come under fire from customs authorities for collecting “unauthorized” charges from shippers.

Amazon has had to pay a fine for breaching lithium ion shipment rules.

US Customs and Border Protection has given the Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval pilot program a thumbs up.
US importers stand to see faster clearance of their containers as Customs and Border Protection expands a pilot providing pre-clearance of shipments from four ports to every port in the country.

An effort to get approval for heavier trucks on Texan roadways failed in the legislature in 2015, but a second effort is now underway.
A heavyweight fight is shaping up in the Texas Legislature over proposals to allow trucks to carry heavier loads over the state’s highways.

Russia’s competition watchdog will split the denomination of tariffs for stevedoring into the local ruble and the US dollar.

The US Department of Transportation laid down guidelines this week for manufacturers of automated vehicles that provide a clearer path forward for autonomous trucks.

The US Federal Maritime Commission has had some success in helping cargo interests minimize costs and retrieve cargo stranded by Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy.