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

18 Feb 2020
Truckload carrier Alabama Motor Express sees opportunities to grow by purchasing smaller carriers hit by rising truck insurance premiums.
04 Dec 2017
>The pottery, soil, and stone sector led in both imports and exports.
04 Dec 2017
The growth of rail volume on the China-Europe rail routes has been rapid in the past year, but limitations on the trade route are being exposed.
01 Dec 2017
Fruit shippers' longstanding frustration with what they describe as high rates and low service levels could change with the introduction of more competition.
01 Dec 2017
Shippers need to prepare for the impact.
30 Nov 2017
The opening of the Turkmenbashi seaport in Turkmenistan gives shippers interested in using China-Europe rail one more routing option.
30 Nov 2017
“We want to release goods from the ports as fast as possible.”
27 Nov 2017
The rising number of false log violations should be a red flag to shippers as the ELD mandate approaches.
27 Nov 2017
William Doyle to resign from Federal Maritime Commission effective Jan. 3.
27 Nov 2017
The connectivity will facilitate trade between Bangladesh and a landlocked Indian state.
22 Nov 2017
These are the best of times for the global airline industry but look like the worst of times for UK carriers and airports as they sweat over Brexit.
21 Nov 2017
Strike action by the Receita Federal (customs) in Brazil has intensified as it enters its fourth week and is now causing severe delays.
21 Nov 2017
Bangladesh has revised it plans for the Payra port.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.
20 Nov 2017
Exports to the largest global consumer of wastepaper are in serious trouble.
20 Nov 2017
The violations were centered on the ports of Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Ningbo-Zhoushan.
20 Nov 2017
Many of the logistics providers the JOC surveyed believe their shipper customers are woefully unprepared.
20 Nov 2017
Indian authorities handling the upgrade of the Chabahar port in Iran plan to team up with a local company.
17 Nov 2017
The $85.1 million dredging work will raise the outer bar of the Passur River.
16 Nov 2017
Maersk says it can provide trade finance faster and easier than banks.
16 Nov 2017
Shippers have an opportunity to argue their case against detention and demurrage.
16 Nov 2017
Hutchison Ports is poised to establish itself in the Black Sea.
16 Nov 2017
The inability of mega-ships to enter and leave Hamburg fully loaded is affecting container throughput and could hurt the port's competitiveness.
16 Nov 2017
The agreements bring the number of Hutchison Ports' terminal locations to 51 globally.
15 Nov 2017
The port said it is in negotiations with an unnamed potential operator for the new Dames Point auto terminal.
14 Nov 2017
What does Brexit mean in practical terms for supply chains?
13 Nov 2017
False logs are an "epidemic," and shippers are vulnerable, speakers tell the JOC Inland Distribution Conference. The latest federal data back them up.
10 Nov 2017
Netherlands airport hub Schiphol is considering a government proposal aimed at solving its landing rights crisis impacting all-cargo flights.
09 Nov 2017
As non-vessel operating common carriers have expanded their market share, so has pressure to ease restrictions on their ability to offer customized rate and service packages.
09 Nov 2017
Compared with the approximately 3 percent increases of recent years, 2017 was a banner year.
09 Nov 2017
A long-shot proposal has been floated to build a railroad that supporters say could make it quicker and cheaper to move cargo by land between Mexico’s Pacific and Gulf coasts than the Panama Canal.
08 Nov 2017
The trans-Atlantic spot market has barely budged when compared with the yo-yo swings on other trades.
08 Nov 2017
US meat exports to China are set to be boosted sharply following the signing of a three-year volume commitment by online retailer JD.com.
07 Nov 2017
A survey of shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) shows broad agreement truck capacity is getting tighter, but the LSPs expect rates to rise higher next year than shippers anticipate. Electronic logging devices may be a reason.