Regulation & Policy

Regulation & Policy

The global regulatory environment surrounding international trade has never been more difficult — and risky — to manage. From international trade law to customs regulations, trade compliance has risen to the top of the priority list among global importers and exporters. In the age of free trade agreements that link different customs and cultures, the challenges will only mount in the years ahead.

News & Analysis

25 Nov 2020
CMA CGM on Dec. 4 will launch Seapriority Express from Yantian to Los Angeles with guaranteed equipment availability and priority loading in China, and chassis availability in Southern California.
30 Oct 2020
The first of the third quarter results from the carriers have come in and they show an industry that is riding a wave of strong and sustained demand from the US and Europe.
30 Oct 2020
It is impossible to predict the outcome of the current wave of the pandemic, but if it results in a pull-back from consumers, carriers are likely to react at warp speed again on capacity.
30 Oct 2020
The disruption and unpredictability caused by the pandemic earned trans-Pacific carriers some early 2020 patience from their customers, but that goodwill is fading as service and price diverge sharply as contract talks near.
30 Oct 2020
US shippers are opening contract talks early, extending existing agreements, and seeking short-term contracts to hedge against expected 2021 rate increases.
29 Oct 2020
An October surge in imports from Asia, coupled with rail-related disruptions, are generating delays and excessive container dwell times at the Canadian ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
29 Oct 2020
The Appalachian Regional Port has been more successful than port officials hoped, so the Georgia Ports Authority wants money to develop more land to store containers.
29 Oct 2020
DSV believes it can build on the strong air and ocean demand seen through the third quarter that has extended into October.
29 Oct 2020
Sensing potential scalability factors, a handful of Indian domestic cold chain solutions providers have already trained their sights on what could be a tough, but lucrative, market for them.
29 Oct 2020
Small steps taken thus far on decarbonization don’t address the big question, which is how shipping will reach a carbon-free future; so far, no mechanism or policy has encouraged the type of research needed at scale to identify the path forward.
28 Oct 2020
The average revenue per piece for UPS’ Ground division increased year over year for the first time since Q2 2019, benefiting from pandemic-related surcharges and the e-commerce boom.
28 Oct 2020
With more than $1.5 billion in port projects underway, Stephen Edwards is positioned to drive Virginia’s performance particularly in terms of the port gaining a larger share of Asia imports into the Midwest market.
28 Oct 2020
The Leatherman terminal, along with new retail BCOs and resin exporters, will lead to a bounceback in volume after the COVID-19 pandemic crimped container traffic, the South Carolina Ports Authority said in its State of the Port address.
28 Oct 2020
A network of major banks in Singapore has signed an agreement with CargoX, which provides electronic bills of lading to the shipping industry, to underpin the network’s trade finance capability.
28 Oct 2020
Forwarders and logistics experts say the arc of ports stretching from Houston to Tampa can become an even larger gateway for Asian imports as ocean carriers add more capacity between the two regions and ports upgrade and expand.
28 Oct 2020
DSV’s targeted acquisition increases its e-commerce exposure as the coronavirus accelerates a shift from shopping in brick and mortar stores to online.
27 Oct 2020
Responding to demands by port stakeholders to take immediate action to relieve congestion, Long Beach opens a near-dock container storage yard and Los Angeles is rolling out financial incentives for carriers and truckers for productivity improvements
27 Oct 2020
UHL, one of very few carriers currently adding newbuildings to the multipurpose fleet, is scheduled to receive eight new F900 ships through December 2021, with the first ship scheduled for delivery in December.
27 Oct 2020
The project industry is cutting logistics staff in the face of a looming “project pipeline” shortfall, concentrating specialized know-how into fewer hands.
27 Oct 2020
A new self-service automated freight invoice auditing software provider launched Tuesday, helmed by Matt Tillman, an entrepreneur who most recently founded the transportation management system provider Haven.
27 Oct 2020
Port software provider Portchain has grown the number of terminals using its berth optimization solution to two transshipment hubs in Europe as terminals seek to better align equipment, capacity, and human resources to vessel calls.
26 Oct 2020
Although economic forecasts point to a possible weakening in consumer demand, carriers are expected to continue the capacity management discipline they have displayed all year to prevent rate destruction in the trans-Pacific trades
26 Oct 2020
The on-time performance of carriers has declined sharply since a 2020 high in June when large amounts of capacity were blanked
26 Oct 2020
Alternatives to expensive air freight have been available on the trans-Pacific for years, but as space constraints make air cargo an increasingly unreliable option, a new expedited ocean product will soon be launched on the trans-Atlantic.
26 Oct 2020
While the pandemic has resulted in a global drop in some sectors such as containers and ro-ro, Abu Dhabi Ports saw an increase in business owing to a spike in its logistics activity
26 Oct 2020
More large goods are being sold online and delivered by LTL carriers such as Southeastern Freight Lines, as retailers seek multiple capacity options to reach consumers
23 Oct 2020
US exporters are crying foul as at least one trans-Pacific carriers has begun turning down shipments of low-revenue agricultural exports in order to expedite the return of empty containers to Asian load ports to carry much higher-paying US imports of consumer merchandise.
23 Oct 2020
With work to extend the Port of Halifax’s South End Container Terminal now complete, the PSA-operated facility is capable of handling multiple ultra-large container vessels at the same time.
23 Oct 2020
Holiday surcharges are affecting the US parcel market as European counterparts grapple with higher cross-border fees.
23 Oct 2020
Union Pacific Railroad says service is now fluid on its intermodal network after the “bumpiness” experienced over the summer; intermodal marketing companies, however, dispute that.
23 Oct 2020
The strength of third quarter demand and the rate rises generated on the major trades through the peak season can be seen in the revenue and volume growth reported by OOCL.
23 Oct 2020
By folding in Damco, Maersk plans to provide an "end-to-end logistics solution," and if successful, is poised to gain enormous advantages over competitors.
23 Oct 2020
Australian cargo owners have faced significant disruption for several months as a perfect storm of bad weather, terminal congestion, and industrial action by longshoremen caused extensive delays to freight shipments.
22 Oct 2020
Three new import beneficial cargo owners will be using the port of Savannah in 2021, just one part of a thriving industrial real estate market in Savannah that has been resistant to economic downturn related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
22 Oct 2020
India’s cabotage liberalization allowed foreign-flagged liners to transport laden export–import containers for transshipment and empty containers for repositioning between Indian ports without any specific license, paving the way for more cargo aggregation opportunities.
22 Oct 2020
Intermodal equipment providers issue a dire warning that chassis shortages in Southern California will persist into next year, but truckers say that is unacceptable.