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

29 May 2020
Extensive capacity cuts on the Asia–Europe and Asia–Med trades are holding up container spot rates, and some carriers are even announcing rate increases in May and June.
30 Oct 2019
Shipping and its supply chain is facing a series of trade and environmental trends that will require a new approach from all parties, says UNCTAD.
30 Oct 2019
India’s transshipment business is showing signs of growth, thanks to the country’s recent cabotage liberalization.
Flexport approaches rival forwarders for customs help
30 Oct 2019
In an unusual move, Flexport is gauging interest from competing forwarders about their interest in aiding the company with its “high volume” of customs entries.
30 Oct 2019
Progress is being made in the global decarbonization drive to cut CO2 emissions by the container shipping industry.
30 Oct 2019
The acquisition of Panalpina allowed DSV to more than double its business in Asia, giving the new company the scale required to compete with larger incumbents on the trans-Pacific.
29 Oct 2019
US motor carriers blamed “an oversupply of truckload capacity” for greater-than-expected pressure on earnings in the third quarter.
29 Oct 2019
The agreement will see Flexport offer full containerload (FCL), air cargo, and final mile services in the United States and EU to SF Express’ Chinese customers. SF Express essentially will act as a channel partner for Flexport.
29 Oct 2019
Weston LaBar, CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association, said turn times in Los Angeles-Long Beach have improved noticeably this year due to collaboration among truckers and marine terminal operators.
29 Oct 2019
Increased use of dimensioning equipment and more detailed cost analysis is seen lifting the floor for LTL and truckload pricing in the future.
29 Oct 2019
A venture capital-backed freight broker wants to create carpooling opportunities for LTL by using technology instead of physical terminals to aggregate shipments.
29 Oct 2019
The partnership with Wing furthers CMA CGM’s attempts to provide an array of logistics services beyond port-to-port vessel operation, focusing on last-mile logistics for small and medium sellers the container lines is targeting with broader digital services.
29 Oct 2019
Maersk continues to lead the way as the shipping industry searches for the fuel that will enable it to deploy carbon-neutral vessels by 2030.
28 Oct 2019
A growing number of truck and terminal operators in the Port of New York and New Jersey are looking to acquire electric vehicles -- including yard tractors and drayage trucks -- to help the port meet it mission to cut emissions.
US steel imports increasing despite tariffs, quotas
28 Oct 2019
With imports on the rise, domestic US steel prices are rolling downhill in 2019 and analysts expect that trend to continue well into next year.
Q3 Chinese port growth slowest in six quarters
28 Oct 2019
Cargo volumes at the busiest container gateways in China continued to grow in the first nine months of 2019, but at a slower rate than last year due in large part to a cooling European economy the country’s ongoing trade war with the United States.
28 Oct 2019
Europe’s largest inland port is about to become even bigger as it partners with an international consortium to develop a new terminal.
28 Oct 2019
A seeming shift in philosophy among a number of key players in the container trade when it comes to orderbooks is about to change the competitive dynamics in the main deep-sea trades.
28 Oct 2019
Freight intermediaries say a recent move by the Indian government to streamline logistics costs will sideline them and result in delays and bottlenecks in the country’s supply chain.
25 Oct 2019
Consignadores mexicanos están encontrando la temporada alta de este año menos perjudicial para sus cadenas de suministro que el año pasado y están experimentando menos dificultades para obtener carga de los puertos, ya que los volúmenes de carga han crecido solo ligeramente y las tarifas de los transportistas marítimos se han mantenido en el mismo rango que en 2018.
25 Oct 2019
The legal effort by New Jersey’s governor and legislators to enact a new law that would transfer to the state police many of the investigatory and watchdog powers of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor has garnered support from the New York Shipping Association.
Trans-Pacific spot rates stabilize ahead of projected import bump
25 Oct 2019
Spot rates on the eastbound Pacific stabilized as carriers prepare for a possible spike in imports from China next month ahead of the next round of tariffs scheduled to take effect Dec. 15 in US-China trade war.
25 Oct 2019
Rates on Asia–Europe have edged upwards and volume on the trade continues to grow in an apparent contradiction of the gloomy trading environment.
25 Oct 2019
Imports of household products from Asia increased just 0.6 percent through August because of US-China trade war. But with China’s dominant role in that sector and number two Vietnam at capacity, there will be no significant shift in sourcing away from China.
25 Oct 2019
US freight shippers are eyeing transportation budgets cautiously in 2020, as the truckload pricing cycle approaches its next turn in a slow-growing US economy.
25 Oct 2019
Sponsored: Alabama State Port Authority Vice President of Operations Bill Inge on $1 million infrastructure projects and how technology has met the unique needs of breakbulk shipping.
25 Oct 2019
Filmed at the JOC Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference, Dharmendra Gangrade, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering's head of logistics, on the digitization, standardization challenges facing shippers.
24 Oct 2019
The third blockage this year of the main rail line into the Mexican Port of Lázaro Cárdenas, which is operated by Kansas City Southern of Mexico (KCSM) will likely add to shipper fears that moving cargo by rail is unreliable.
24 Oct 2019
The stress imposed on the trucking sector by slower US economic growth is likely to be apparent across the board in third-quarter motor carrier financial reports.
24 Oct 2019
US wind energy developers are scrambling to complete projects before a federal production tax credit is completely phased out at the end of 2022.
24 Oct 2019
There are no indications that the turbulence in global air freight markets will end anytime soon amid a continued downturn in trade and an uncertain economic environment.
24 Oct 2019
New warehouse and distribution space in Q3 2019 exceeded demand for the first time in nine years, and the excess supply will slow the pace of growth in rents and absorption of new space into 2020, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
24 Oct 2019
Sam Ruda, ports director for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, says he's made restoring a healthy dialogue between PANYNJ and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) a top priority since being named to the post in April.
24 Oct 2019
Forty-seven of the top 50 global transportation providers saw revenues rise in 2018, benefitting from a strong global economic growth and growing anticipation of reciprocal tariffs between the United States and China.
23 Oct 2019
Mexican auto production, domestic vehicle sales, and imports of autos through the country’s ports have all fallen this year, and IHS Markit predicts sales and production will be flat next year, likely limiting growth in auto-related supply chains.
23 Oct 2019
Shippers and 3PLs would like to find ways to reduce the volatility in freight markets by communicating about costs, service, and safety.