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

09 Jul 2020
An appellate court has denied the commission’s request for a rehearing of an earlier decision that would shift responsibility for background checks and criminal investigations at the largest US East Coast port to New Jersey state police.
16 Jan 2017
Brazilian beef producer Minerva Foods is expanding internationally on the back of a US regulatory ruling.
15 Jan 2017
Although there is a last-ditch effort to stop the trucking electronic logging device mandate making its way through the US courts, it will more than likely take effect as scheduled. Here's what shippers and truckers need to know about the new regulation.
13 Jan 2017
A US Commerce Department report published Thursday stressed the benefits of collecting port productivity data.
13 Jan 2017
The China Cosco Shipping Group will receive $26 billion for Belt and Road investments and reforming of state-owned enterprises.
13 Jan 2017
After setback, owner-operators say they will "pull out all the stops" to convince lawmakers, US Supreme Court, to kill the ELD mandate.
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.
12 Jan 2017
US Customs and Border Protection has indefinitely postponed the rollout of several more functions of its troubled new electronic filing system.
12 Jan 2017
Sweden’s top port of Gothenburg must invest in deepening its access channel and container berths to remain a leading Nordic hub amid increased competition.
11 Jan 2017
Elaine Chao's measured responses signal shippers and transport providers shouldn’t expect massive infrastructure upgrades soon.
11 Jan 2017
Shippers hoping to tap the small but growing Alaska market may eventually gain new access via an Arctic deep-draft port.
11 Jan 2017
US official says excessive detention of truck drivers by shippers or receivers is an issue best handled by industry, rather than government intervention.
11 Jan 2017
India has kicked off a major investment summit heavily focused on the country's Sagar Mala port modernization program.
10 Jan 2017
FMC's action highlights friction between ocean carriers and lessors over port-wide chassis pool.
10 Jan 2017
The Department of Transportation’s trucking agency ‘consolidates regulatory inventory,’ puts focus on finishing, implementing existing rules as new administration takes charge.
10 Jan 2017
Mexico’s top two container ports have ambitions of being alternatives for US-bound imports.
10 Jan 2017
India has established a company to oversee its Sagar Mala port-led development program and announced 12 more port projects.
09 Jan 2017
Strong US retail restocking after an even better-than-expected holiday season will send a surge of container imports through ports in January.
09 Jan 2017
Port of Vancouver president and CEO Robin Silvester has called the government-led push “a threat."
09 Jan 2017
Drug smugglers are using new techniques to hide contraband among legal cargo at the port of Santos.
07 Jan 2017
US containerized imports stayed on an upward trend in 2016 despite strong headwinds.
05 Jan 2017
More generous free time practices and easier customs processes in Baltic states is costing Russian ports cargo.
05 Jan 2017
Although requirements were already mandatory at some ports in 2016, enforcement was limited.
05 Jan 2017
From consolidation and alliances to a new president and regulatory environment, 2017 will introduce new challenges and opportunities. In a roundtable discussion with JOC.com, three shippers discuss their biggest concerns in the year ahead.
02 Jan 2017
US maritime regulators are on the forefront of monitoring the market for anti-competitive practices while nudging stakeholders to make containerized supply chains more efficient and reliable.
02 Jan 2017
Southeast Asia’s port scene is incredibly dynamic, and 2017 will be a year of significant changes with big implications for shippers.
30 Dec 2016
US maritime regulators have approved an alliance between container terminals at Port Miami.
29 Dec 2016
Food shippers have taken a particular interest in using the rail services made possible by the new line at Port Bronka.
29 Dec 2016
An exciting region for port development globally, South Asia had a busy 2016 and much more is expected in 2017.
29 Dec 2016
Customs authorities at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and shipping lines are in a dispute over the cause of delays in the port's direct port delivery services.
28 Dec 2016
Plastic resin exports are poised in 2017 to begin a multi-year surge in volume.
28 Dec 2016
Indian maritime authorities have backed down from their pledge to abolish all shipping surcharges following stiff resistance from container lines.
27 Dec 2016
A diverse group of shippers is ready to challenge fees that container lines and marine terminals impose for delays at US ports. But first the shippers need approval from federal maritime regulators.
27 Dec 2016
Shippers have asked Russia’s competition regulator to investigate what they describe as a system of bribes and close business ties that results in some shippers receiving better treatment than others.
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.