Regulation & Policy

The Indian federal government has approved a proposal to delegate more project approval authority to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in a bid to minimize delays in awarding of concession contracts.

Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. could eventually operate ships of up to 19,200-TEUs on east-west trades that touch the U.S., within their planned “2M” vessel-sharing agreement, according to a filing with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission.

Maersk Line container ship at anchor
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Wednesday received the “2M” vessel sharing agreement proposal for the east-west trades, starting the clock on the agency’s review of the Maersk Line-Mediterranean Shipping Co. plan for the alliance created following the rejection of the P3 Network by China in June.

The value of total trade and exports moving through U.S. foreign-trade zones last year hit record highs, reflecting exporter and retailers’ increased of the hubs.

A U.S. appellate court panel ruled that as many as 2,300 FedEx Ground drivers in California and Oregon were employees, not independent contractors, when they worked for the package delivery company in the last decade.

A U.S. agency is imposing big penalties on companies that allegedly fired truck drivers for raising safety complaints, and it’s not the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

A coalition of trucking groups is redoubling efforts to get controversial public safety scores taken off the Internet.

Asian Gypsy Moth

Tiny, dirt-like egg clusters are waylaying cargo at ports in the United States, delaying thousands of containers for days at a time.


The world’s largest container manufacturer, China International Marine Containers (CIMC), does not expect the U.S. government’s antidumping and countervailing duty investigation to be resolved before May next year.

Officials at Argentina’s port of Rosario have urged their federal government to suspend a resolution that has banned cargo transshipment through Uruguay, alleging that the measure is severely affecting regional trade, the Buenos Aires Herald reports.