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

15 Nov 2019
Trucking companies that employ owner operator drivers in the Port of New York and New Jersey are again battling an attempt to change the rules that determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee, while unions are pushing for the legislation to become law.
30 Sep 2019
The state of Florida has appropriated $35.3 million dollars to deepen the Jacksonville Harbor to 47 feet along a 11-mile stretch to the Blount Island terminal by 2023.
30 Sep 2019
An early blockchain-based liner shipping product has shuttered due to a lack of demand, signaling that the industry is still struggling to understand the concept and the value of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
30 Sep 2019
The Dubai-based global port terminal operator is looking to position an existing inland freight terminal in Hyderabad as a regional multimodal distribution hub as part of a larger effort to offer integrated logistics services in India.
30 Sep 2019
The Chittagong Customs House has suspended the license of Continental Traders, the local agent of COSCO Shipping, a move that could cause significant disruptions to the Chinese state-run container carrier’s operations in Bangladesh.
30 Sep 2019
Falling behind on connectivity for import/export cargo can easily trigger the negative feedback loop, eventually leading to elimination of the regular liner services.
30 Sep 2019
YRC Worldwide achieved its latest labor goal, another step toward its long-term recovery plan.
27 Sep 2019
An analysis of pricing in 115 spot truckload lanes by JOC.com indicates a sequential monthly increase in September, with rates rising 4.46 percent on average across those lanes.
27 Sep 2019
After seeing four weeks of declining spot rates in September-- when rates should be increasing -- and with factory closures coming next week during Golden Week celebrations in China, NVOs who sell in the spot market say further rate declines are possible.
27 Sep 2019
Mexican shippers are finding this year’s peak season less disruptive to their supply chains than last year and are experiencing less difficulty getting cargo from the ports, as cargo volumes have grown only slightly and ocean carrier rates have stayed in the same range as in 2018.
27 Sep 2019
Stakeholders are disappointed in the multiple-year delay in building new air cargo facilities at Los Angeles International Airport, but will consider interim solutions to meet the challenge of growing volumes.
27 Sep 2019
Sponsored: Trucking capacity and rate fluctuations are major concerns for shippers. Cosco Shipping’s Executive Vice President Howard Finkel frankly addresses the issues in this JOC interview.
27 Sep 2019
Hyundai Merchant Marine has set up weekly block train operations from India’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals to a key northern India hinterland point; the service launched this week with a 90-TEU railcar.
26 Sep 2019
BCOs are urged to prepare their C-Suites for an up to 9 percent increase in ocean freight costs after IMO 2020 takes effect Jan. 1.
26 Sep 2019
Fierce competition for warehouse space in and around New York and a lack of land on which to build has prompted developers to construct multi-level warehouses to meet the industrial space demands of logistics companies, shippers, and e-commerce business.
26 Sep 2019
As more technology is integrated into the supply chain, a Coyote Logistics survey examines what tasks are given to computers and what humans should continue to handle.
26 Sep 2019
Nippon Express takes an ownership stake in an Indian logistics company as it looks to grow its presence in the country’s evolving supply chain dynamic.
26 Sep 2019
The world’s global carriers are struggling under mounting debt loads brought on by vertical integration strategies and a new legal requirement to put long-term lease obligations on balance sheets.
26 Sep 2019
E-commerce giant Amazon has purchased Los Angeles-based startup INLT, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) global trade management (GTM) provider for US importers.
25 Sep 2019
Admitting that LA-LB ports charge a premium for their services, port directors are concentrating on improved cargo velocity through information sharing and infrastructure enhancements to stop the bleeding of discretionary cargo to other North American ports.
25 Sep 2019
The Port of Houston is looking for industry and public support as it tries to accelerate the pace of a project to widen the Houston Ship Channel amid growing cargo volumes.
25 Sep 2019
Although there is tariff uncertainty around exports, August was a strong month in Savannah and Charleston and the two ports are investing in future growth.
Top 25 Asia-US import NVO rankings 2019
25 Sep 2019
Kuehne + Nagel handled the largest combined share of US imports from Asia of any non-vessel-operating common carrier in the first half of 2019, followed by Expeditors International and C.H. Robinson, according to PIERS.
25 Sep 2019
JOC.com Senior Editor Hugh Morley talks about the challenges Mexico faces as it deals with rising cargo volumes amid logistical woes and economic headwinds.
25 Sep 2019
Righting the cargo ship that capsized off Georgia earlier this month could take as long as a year, though the vessel is not affecting operations at the busy Port of Brunswick, according to the head of the Georgia Ports Authority.
25 Sep 2019
For the first time, a mega-ship will be powered by LNG, but CMA CGM’s just-launched vessel and its eight sister ships on order will keep the supply-demand balance on Asia-Europe under pressure.
24 Sep 2019
MPP sales and purchases are unfreezing as faith in the market builds and capacity remains tight, according to Toepfer Transport.
24 Sep 2019
Trucking is experiencing slow growth, not a collapse, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello says, with retail sales and contract business sustaining demand.
24 Sep 2019
Traction for some of the biggest names in the logistics software startup world means partnering with the old guard to drive access to shippers.
24 Sep 2019
The partnership with JDA is the latest sign of how Maersk is seeking to become an integrator, deepening its reach into landside transport, customs brokerage, and distribution.
24 Sep 2019
India’s container volumes are facing headwinds due in part to geopolitical factors, according to Maersk, though “immense opportunity” exists if the country positions itself appropriately.
24 Sep 2019
The retail and restaurant businesses are growing and generating freight, but they’re being reshaped in ways that will challenge their transportation partners.
24 Sep 2019
A traditional increase in volume ahead of an early Chinese New Year could test carrier preparations for the IMO 2020 low sulfur cap.
24 Sep 2019
Los Angeles’ 2018 inventory of air emissions, like the Long Beach report that preceded it by a week, shows the largest US container port has already met or exceeded to emission-reduction goals that had been set for 2023.
23 Sep 2019
Key feeders into the US trucking industry such as manufacturing, petrochemicals, construction, and autos are struggling to match the robust activity of last year, but that doesn't mean a recession is around the corner.
23 Sep 2019
Carriers in the trans-Pacific may reduce capacity beyond what they have already announced for October by choosing not to replace vessels that will be removed from deployment in November and December to transition to IMO 2020-compliant fuel.