Regulation & Policy

India’s Ministry of Shipping has concluded that to further lower dwell times at India’s busiest container port, support from others is essential.

As shippers scrutinize carriers’ financial stability ahead of the 2016 to 2017 bidding season, the safeguards could provide those that deal with the THE Alliance some reassurances — and give alliance members a contracting edge.

Indian shippers and stakeholders have a further four-month grace period to be fully compliant with the Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, verified gross mass mandate.

The new rule is above and beyond the published average train speeds that shippers and industry analysts have been relegated to rely on for years. Although those figures are an indicator of service reliability, they in no way provide a comprehensive appraisal of rail service.

Cargo clearance at Indian seaports, airports, and container freight stations should be quicker beginning Thursday.

US Federal Maritime Commission member William Doyle said the FMC should be “very cautious” about allowing container lines to use their alliances’ antitrust immunity to deal collectively with US service providers.

President-elect Trump’s nomination for Department of Transportation chief, Elaine Chao, has a track record of rolling back regulation and a pro-business bent.

Russia’s competition authorities are weighing punishments for road and rail operators found guilty of anticompetitive practices.

Russia’s leading shippers and transport companies are petitioning the government to drastically reduce the customs paperwork needed for imports and exports.

Japan signed an agreement to expand the area of land it can develop within the Thilawa special economic zone.