Transportation Regulations

In-depth coverage of shipping security, including strategies, new regulations, screening and more.

Commentary

Outdated and unfair regulations leave shippers with no choice but to pay the excessive rates of their sole railroad.

News & Analysis

30 Jun 2016
A nervous container business is bracing for the new VGM regulations.
30 Jun 2016
Cargo agents in China are being squeezed from both sides as box weighing charges fall in their laps.
28 Jun 2016
How containers moving to on-dock ramps will be weighed is still being worked out just days before the rule takes effect Friday.
28 Jun 2016
The not-so-unexpected announcement from the Danish container line was made just as ports, marine terminals and container lines are coming closer to creating a system that will use pre-existing weighing processes to alleviate the burden on U.S. exporters.
28 Jun 2016
India’s Directorate General of Shipping has issued a supplementary decree allowing shippers more time to comply with requirements laid down in its final ordinance issued May 11.
28 Jun 2016
There is no justification for forwarders to charge a container weight processing fee, complains a shipper group in Hong Kong.
27 Jun 2016
The new rule’s rollout is just days away, but guidance from operating ports, carriers, terminal operators and nation states has been variable and prone to change.
24 Jun 2016
The Port Newark Container Terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey has revised its policy on how it will meet verified gross mass requirements.
24 Jun 2016
The South Korean carrier is the first container line to make such an announcement and the news has given rise to suggestions that other carriers may soon take a similar approach to the International Maritime Organization’s new rule.
24 Jun 2016
Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service is investigating the country’s leading terminal operators over price-fixing allegations.