Transportation Policy

News and analysis of government transportation policy around the world and its impact on global container shipping and supply chains.

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Port access channels are essential components of ports, dictating the size of vessels that can call there. 

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10 Jan 2018
In particular, the FMCSA will focus on accelerating tests of autonomous vehicle technologies, believing they have the potential to significantly reduce crashes.
13 Dec 2017
Decision makers in Europe are getting a little concerned about China's surging investment in the continent's strategic sectors; still, the investment pace is not likely to slow soon.
27 Nov 2017
William Doyle to resign from Federal Maritime Commission effective Jan. 3.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.
20 Nov 2017
The violations were centered on the ports of Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Ningbo-Zhoushan.
20 Nov 2017
Indian authorities handling the upgrade of the Chabahar port in Iran plan to team up with a local company.
10 Nov 2017
Netherlands airport hub Schiphol is considering a government proposal aimed at solving its landing rights crisis impacting all-cargo flights.
09 Nov 2017
As non-vessel operating common carriers have expanded their market share, so has pressure to ease restrictions on their ability to offer customized rate and service packages.
06 Nov 2017
That state aid scheme underscores the importance the Narendra Modi government places on coastal and short-sea shipping.
01 Nov 2017
Indian efforts to make it easier to do business in the country paid off Tuesday.
01 Nov 2017
Cosco Shipping is heading for the world's number three container line position, with its rapid expansion boosted by the Chinese government.
26 Oct 2017
European airlines are bystanders in the long simmering “open skies” dispute between US and Gulf airlines that looks like it is about to shoot up to the top of President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
18 Oct 2017
A sharp break in relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union after Brexit will be devastating for the trade and business between both parties.
03 Oct 2017
Hearing rebuts attacks on law after Puerto Rico hurricane.
20 Sep 2017
Transporters of outsized cargoes now must obtain permits to cross borders and even to move from region to region within countries.
16 Sep 2017
Codesa runs the ports of Praia Mole and Vitoria.
25 Aug 2017
The Brazilian government has established a working group to explore the privatization of dredging operations and set a 90-day deadline.
18 Aug 2017
Indian dockworker labor unions and the chief labor commissioner reached a tentative last-minute agreement Thursday, averting an Aug. 18 strike.
17 Aug 2017
The dispute focuses on efforts to modernize the Trans-Siberian Railway.
16 Aug 2017
Union representatives and officials from the chief labor commissioner have had several rounds of negotiations.
14 Aug 2017
The growing popularity of the direct port delivery program has put pressure on the earnings of logistics companies.
08 Aug 2017
“The congestion in Chittagong port has gone beyond the tolerable limit.”
02 Aug 2017
The Bangladesh government is welcoming private sector investments in inland container terminals.
02 Aug 2017
Washington State’s two senators asked in August 2011 for a study of potential cargo diversions after hearing their states’ ports might be losing business to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
27 Jul 2017
The EU’s executive said it is also assessing tax breaks for other ports in the 28-nation bloc.
24 Jul 2017
The authority said the Netherlands is the only country whose ports have been ordered by the European Union to pay corporation tax.
21 Jul 2017
The government of India is stepping up efforts to build an array of multimodal logistics facilities across the nation.
19 Jul 2017
McCain first introduced a Jones Act repeal bill in 2010.
17 Jul 2017
“The coastal shipping deal will reduce cost as well as time. To us, time is also money.”
14 Jul 2017
A leaked government report supported by the International Monetary Fund lies at the heart of the matter.
11 Jul 2017
“What information is available today? What information do you need to act?”
30 Jun 2017
Marine terminals are reluctant to jump aboard until they get guarantees on data safety.
20 Jun 2017
Port sector consolidation in China is expected to accelerate this year.
05 Jun 2017
The new scheme is part of the Japanese government’s efforts to increase the country’s annual exports of agricultural.
18 May 2017
Roughly $4.6 billion is needed at East and Gulf coast ports to remedy pinch points in harbor infrastructure.