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News & Analysis

09 Aug 2017
It took the Competition Commission of Hong Kong almost two years to grant liners a block exemption from anti-trust laws, but the exemption order has been greeted with grumbling by shippers and carriers.
08 Aug 2017
It took the Hong Kong regulator almost two years to grant liner shipping a five-year block exemption from complying with the Competition Ordinance, but it starts today.
01 Aug 2017
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has combined with other ease-of-doing-business measures to speed the movement of truckers.
25 Jul 2017
The Moscow Arbitration Court found the FAS’ evidence in the case against NCSP unconvincing.
18 Jul 2017
A key House committee wants the Department of Transportation to consider delaying its electronic logging mandate, adding more uncertainty to the debate about the regulation, which takes effect in December.
14 Jul 2017
The EU court was expected to impose a penalty of around 24 million euros.
13 Jul 2017
China’s cold chain is growing at a phenomenal rate.
06 Jul 2017
India’s controversial decision to tax imports is increasing the financial pressure on transport services providers.
05 Jul 2017
Mexico is preparing its first hours of service rules specifically for truck drivers, while Canada readies an electronic logging regulation of its own.
27 Jun 2017
A congressionally mandated study recommends a remake of the controversial Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, with a new methodology for determining whether trucking companies are safe or not.
23 Jun 2017
It has been a year since the International Maritime Organization rolled out new rules for container weight verification across the globe.
22 Jun 2017
The decision comes just days before the new joint venture Ocean Network Express was expected to be formed.
20 Jun 2017
Canadian shippers and the head of Canada’s largest port have argued monetizing the country’s 18 port authorities could increase port user fees, limit public oversight, and threaten investment in waterside infrastructure.
16 Jun 2017
"There is other business pending that must be addressed before the commission can turn its attention to this matter,” an FMC spokesman told JOC.com
16 Jun 2017
Shippers fear that the overturning of a guilty verdict for the Primorsk seaport for price fixing could set a bad precedent.
13 Jun 2017
A year after the implementation of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirement, the once hot-button fears about the regulation have disappeared, but doubts on the accuracy of declarations linger.
12 Jun 2017
Trucking outfits and shippers that delayed preparing for electronic logging will have to accelerate plans as Supreme Court rejects appeal of ELD rule.
09 Jun 2017
US lawmakers have introduced legislation that would expand the powers and the purse strings of the FMC to “oversee and intervene” on behalf of port service providers.
08 Jun 2017
The lack of equipment needed to screen cargo at the country’s busiest port of Chittagong is likely to compound already extensive congestion there.
07 Jun 2017
The guilty ruling allows shippers impacted by the practices to seek financial compensation from the stevedores via Russian courts.
07 Jun 2017
China announced new security and inspection measures for vessels calling at the southeastern port of Xiamen.
06 Jun 2017
The sometimes heated three-hour hearing came as the port prepares to open the newly raised Bayonne Bridge on June 30, allowing ships up to 18,000 TEU to pass below it.
05 Jun 2017
The move has already resulted in an uptick of cargo booked on the spot market.
01 Jun 2017
Trucking CEO tells ALK summit her company is getting 'aggressive' with shippers over truck parking as ELD mandate deadline draws nearer.
30 May 2017
The sharp difference in what carriers will have to pay for lower sulfur fuel makes it tempting to skirt the new rule.
25 May 2017
Legislators’ recent interest in rewriting the Shipping Act of 1984 has been sparked by third-party suppliers’ fears of alliances having too much power.
24 May 2017
Commissioners at a regular FMC meeting on Wednesday called into question their capacity to fulfill the agency’s role as a voice for its stakeholder community, scrutinizing the so-called “notices of inquiry”, which allow the public to weigh in on pertinent issues.
24 May 2017
The legislation was sought by resin exporters.
22 May 2017
Such a move already has support on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have been weighing options to strengthen Federal Maritime Commission safeguards against collusion among carriers in the world’s three major VSAs.
11 May 2017
US Customs and Border Protection sided with the oil and gas industry over Jones Act supporters in the first major test of how the act’s US-flag shipping requirements will be interpreted under the Trump administration.
10 May 2017
If there was any sign of foul play, “we’d investigate,” the Federal Maritime Commission acting chairman Michael Khouri said at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.
09 May 2017
The move will impact port and supply chain investments under the Belt and Road program.
08 May 2017
A new paper says beneficial cargo owners are largely to blame for the poor service levels of today’s liner shipping industry.
03 May 2017
Legislators said their interest in the area has been piqued by a broader inquiry into possible collusion among carriers in the world’s three major vessel-sharing agreements.
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