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

31 Jul 2020
Logistics managers have to negotiate dueling mandates around speed to market and carbon emissions reductions; a new tool from APL Logistics is designed to help them determine which metric is more important.
28 Nov 2016
Russia’s leading shippers and transport companies are petitioning the government to drastically reduce the customs paperwork needed for imports and exports.
28 Nov 2016
Japan signed an agreement to expand the area of land it can develop within the Thilawa special economic zone.
23 Nov 2016
IICL says collective buying of containers, chassis would give alliance an unfair edge.
23 Nov 2016
The one clear solution to help curb persistent congestion at US West Coast ports driving up shipping costs and driving down productivity seems to be the one thing the industry refuses to deliver: data. 
20 Nov 2016
Shippers face a brave new world in which they try to gauge whether new Trump administration will make good on its promises to deliver $1 trillion in infrastructure investment, reset trade deals, and repeal regulation.
18 Nov 2016
Dozens of new port concessions and contract extensions should direct 40 billion reais ($11.82 billion) in investments toward Brazil’s ports over the next 25 years.
18 Nov 2016
A new intermodal container transfer facility at the port of Jacksonville is positioning the Florida gateway to move more cargo to the US Midwest.
17 Nov 2016
Demand for US agricultural products in overseas markets is negating the impact of the strong dollar and less-than-robust growth in Asian economies.
17 Nov 2016
Higher spot-market truck rates and volumes are pushing up the DAT Freight Index at a point in the year when it traditionally would fall.
17 Nov 2016
The Association of American Railroads wants the White House to freeze pending proposals at the Surface Transportation Board, including a proposed rule backed by rail shipper groups.
17 Nov 2016
Maher Terminals has been acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III and a subsidiary of Japanese shipping company NYK Line.
17 Nov 2016
The South Korean government is looking to the country's large multinational exporters to take a major role in turning around the fortunes of its struggling shipping sector.
17 Nov 2016
The Philippines approved the start of work on a proposed container port in Cebu.
17 Nov 2016
Airlines in Asia take a dim view of the anti-free trade rhetoric that has emerged from the United States.
16 Nov 2016
Just days after Taiwan’s leading container lines reported tumbling revenue and profit, the Taiwanese government said it will provide billions of dollars in financial support.
16 Nov 2016
Rep. Duncan Hunter views PierPass as a model for other ports' efforts to extend gate hours.
16 Nov 2016
Earnings at India’s leading transportation and logistics services providers took a hit in the second fiscal quarter, but there are signs of recovery.
16 Nov 2016
As shippers using the Brazilian port of Santos cope with delays from strikes by customs officers, they can take relief in the pleasant surprise that sorely needed maintenance dredging has unexpectedly resumed after several weeks of delays.
15 Nov 2016
The American Trucking Associations hopes for a bigger role in crafting 'data-driven' regulations under a Trump administration.
14 Nov 2016
Shippers have "more questions than answers" about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is increasingly likely to be rewritten under President-elect Trump.
14 Nov 2016
The Trump administration’s plan for a broad-based regulatory rollback could shorten the duration of any future truck capacity shortfall.
14 Nov 2016
Mexico is surging ahead with the dramatic expansion of the Port of Veracruz in preparation for the trade increase expected from the country’s growing manufacturing base.
12 Nov 2016
Was October's truckload spot market spike an atypical surge or sign of increased underlying demand?
11 Nov 2016
The government of India has released a “progress report” on its ambitious Sagar Mala investment program.
10 Nov 2016
It’s far from clear how Donald Trump’s fiery anti-trade deal rhetoric on the campaign trail will translate into his actions as president and their impact on trade, according to an analysis by IHS Markit, parent of JOC.com.
10 Nov 2016
Russian auto and railway carriers will soon adopt a new contracting system meant to provide shippers with long-term pricing certainty and increase infrastructure investment, but some shippers are concerned about the new system.
10 Nov 2016
Democrats and Republican alike are encouraged that a Trump Administration could inject freight infrastructure with a much-needed funding boost.
08 Nov 2016
US containerized importers will turn up the heat in the last two months of 2016. 
08 Nov 2016
The Russian government’s decision to subsidize imports from China arriving via rail will cut costs and result in faster transit times.
08 Nov 2016
Eager to avoid the fate of neighboring South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping, Japan’s Big Three shipping companies are lobbying the government for favorable tax and budgetary measures.
07 Nov 2016
Maersk's pilot program to reduce harmful emissions from ships calling in LA-LB will contribute to ports' clean-air program.
04 Nov 2016
A New Zealand company has launched a relatively small, portable scale designed to enable shippers to weigh a container atop a chassis, saying it will help shippers comply with new global container weight rules.
04 Nov 2016
The port of Liverpool on Friday officially inaugurated a new deep-sea container terminal as it works to create a new ocean trading gateway to re-jig the national supply chain.
02 Nov 2016
A Boston Consulting Group analysis released Wednesday predicts that overcapacity in the shipping industry will significantly worsen.
02 Nov 2016
The ELD mandate's impact on available truck capacity isn't the only thing shippers should worry about.