Regulation & Policy

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.

Perishables shipped by Crowley Maritime will be able to more quickly access additional markets via a new pilot progam.
Crowley Maritime’s customs brokerage subsidiary will participate in a pilot program at Miami International Airport for ocean-to-air transshipment of perishables.

Shippers using road or rail to get goods into Russia from another country will have to pay a new fee as of Jan. 1, 2017.

The impacts of Brexit on the world’s largest trading center for plants and flowers provides a window into how the decision to leave the EU will impact European trade and corporations.