Transportation Policy

Transportation Policy

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

Commentary

Despite publicly indicating a preference for the Port of Trieste in Italy, China may have really been working on securing market entry into Europe via a connection to the Rhine-Alpine corridor in Rijeka, Croatia.

News & Analysis

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.
18 May 2017
The decision will facilitate infrastructure investment.
02 May 2017
The US Federal Maritime Commissioners voted 4-0 to reject ‘K’-Line, MOL, and NYK Line’s plan to share information with each other ahead of the merging of their container operations in July
19 Apr 2017
Brazilian President Michel Temer is following through on a promise to privatize Brazilian port authorities.
18 Apr 2017
Transport and logistics services providers in India are disappointed and bewildered at government changes to a controversial tax.
11 Apr 2017
The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund will announce the winner at the next meeting of its directors.
17 Mar 2017
Brazil formerly had an independent port ministry.
16 Mar 2017
“If we get a cut of what they are talking about, it’s going to be devastating.”
16 Feb 2017
A senior source close the matter told JOC.com that the government of Hong Kong had made its concerns known over such changes to Beijing.
10 Feb 2017
Very little is known about Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
31 Jan 2017
Rising anti-trade rhetoric from the Trump administration has US East and Gulf Coast ports fearing they won't get money needed for dredging efforts.
23 Jan 2017
Private marine terminal operators in Brazil will benefit from two changes likely to become law.
13 Jan 2017
A US Commerce Department report published Thursday stressed the benefits of collecting port productivity data.
12 Jan 2017
US shippers hoping Uncle Sam would shine a light on the metrics that impact the reliability and costs of their containerized supply chains are bound for disappointment.
11 Jan 2017
Elaine Chao's measured responses signal shippers and transport providers shouldn’t expect massive infrastructure upgrades soon.
10 Jan 2017
India has established a company to oversee its Sagar Mala port-led development program and announced 12 more port projects.
26 Dec 2016
Elaine Chao's pro-business approach could be a big win for motor carriers that have faced a laundry list of regulations under the Obama administration that threaten to tighten capacity and increase shipping rates.
25 Dec 2016
When it comes to big-budget infrastructure spending proposals, US shippers and transportation providers be warned: you’ve been down this road before.
21 Dec 2016
If approved, the agreement between maritime heavyweights would be the first global terminal alliance.