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

25 Nov 2020
CMA CGM on Dec. 4 will launch Seapriority Express from Yantian to Los Angeles with guaranteed equipment availability and priority loading in China, and chassis availability in Southern California.
29 Sep 2020
Forwarders, shippers and software providers connected to CMA CGM’s systems continued on Tuesday to sort through the effects of a malware attack on the Marseille-based container line.
29 Sep 2020
TRAC chassis are in short supply in Columbus, Ohio, because the equipment provider said repairs were necessary on chassis returned from the cooperative pool that was disbanded last month.
29 Sep 2020
East and Gulf coast ports offer significant rail-related cost advantages to the interior, leading the Pacific Maritime Association to urge West Coast ports to operate more efficiently in order to prevent further erosion of market share of US imports from Asia.
29 Sep 2020
Analyzing data from a 52-week rolling window to eliminate seasonality, we are now at a point where the spot rate is more likely to increase than to decrease from one week to the next, a change that means an entirely different dynamic for shippers.
29 Sep 2020
Reliability will be more important than price for air cargo shippers during what is expected to be a strong peak season made more intense by severe long-haul capacity constraints.
29 Sep 2020
A freight payment vendor catering to international logistics providers has snared $35 million in funding to enable freight bills to be paid online and improve payment accuracy.
28 Sep 2020
The ports of Baltimore, Maryland, and Brunswick, Georgia, have reported a sharp uptick in roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) cargo since June as consumer demand returns and dealers restock vehicle inventories.
28 Sep 2020
Houston’s need for additional space comes as it hopes to begin funding a multi-year channel widening project by next year amid a building boom for container ship capacity along the US Gulf Coast.
28 Sep 2020
Rising local trucking employment in the US and higher pricing highlights a shifting balance in transportation networks accelerated by double-digit growth in e-commerce sales.
28 Sep 2020
Network outages have become a highly sensitive topic for the container shipping supply chain since the crippling notPetya cyber attack on Maersk in June 2017.
28 Sep 2020
The scale of peak season demand for air cargo on the trades out of Asia is becoming clearer, and has forwarders scrambling to lock in capacity.
25 Sep 2020
Having exhausted the space allotments in their annual contracts, retailers and other importers are signing short-term contracts to secure capacity at Asian load ports. This is pushing short-term contract rates higher.
25 Sep 2020
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down automobile manufacturing and consumer demand, vehicle volumes in and out of European ports were well below prior year levels.
25 Sep 2020
With economists believing the sharp economic recovery seen in the US during the third quarter is already sputtering, questions are growing about how long the import surge will last.
25 Sep 2020
DP World and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) say they expect to finalize an employment agreement covering the terminal operator's Port Botany facility in Sydney next week.
25 Sep 2020
Criticism of the truckload broker Convoy for using venture capital to expand its market share reached a fever pitch this week based on a new offering that helps shippers sidestep the annual bid process, a product incumbent brokers claim is not as innovative as Convoy suggests.
25 Sep 2020
A long-awaited recovery in the trans-Atlantic trade appears to be underway with a steep increase in US import volume from Europe for some previously hard-hit commodities.
24 Sep 2020
US shippers are returning to the ‘shipper of choice’ model as a peak season unlike any other looms ahead, trucking executives told the virtual CSCMP 2020 Edge conference this week.
24 Sep 2020
The forwarding operations software provider Magaya has acquired rate management software stalwart Catapult to integrate quoting capability into its set of solutions for third-party logistics providers.
24 Sep 2020
Risk of excess capacity in the global roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) fleet remains high even as sales improve, as car and high and heavy volumes are not expected to return to 2019 levels until 2023.
24 Sep 2020
According to Drewry's container freight rate index, some spot pricing from China to the US West Coast surpassed $4,000 per FEU this week, a psychological barrier that appeared to be insurmountable just last week due to admonitions from regulators in China and the US about aggressive carrier pricing.
24 Sep 2020
Although the specific port rotation of the semi-liner service will depend on the cargo mix, Japan will now be a regular call for MPV/HL carrier Chipolbrok thanks to a new business relationship with third-party logistics provider and agent Crane Worldwide.
24 Sep 2020
The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) has secured the final piece of the funding pie needed to deepen the port’s main harbor to 47 feet to Blount Island, a critical step toward handling more post-Panamax vessels in the trans-Pacific trade.
23 Sep 2020
Speaking at the virtual 2020 CSCMP Edge conference, Target’s Arthur L Valdez, Jr., forecasts a reinvention of retailing based on logistics and increasingly precise and rapid transportation.
23 Sep 2020
Marseilles-based carrier CMA CGM has strengthened its air cargo position with an investment that gives the carrier access to belly capacity on two airlines.
23 Sep 2020
Domestic intermodal volumes already elevated compared with a year ago and there are signs that international intermodal is on the upswing too.
23 Sep 2020
To mitigate sudden increases in demand for last-mile capacity and high peak season parcel surcharges, US retailers are extending sales promotions through the holiday season.
23 Sep 2020
Similar to the current market in the trans-Pacific trade, container freight rates from Asia to the East Coast of South America have been buoyed by surging consumer demand and a rush of exports leaving China ahead of Golden Week.
23 Sep 2020
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine out to the furthest reaches of the world is going to require an immense effort from the air cargo supply chain, says IATA’s outgoing head of cargo Glyn Hughes, but it will be under his successor’s watch.
23 Sep 2020
The latest episode of JOC Uncharted features a one-on-one conversation with Glyn Hughes, global head of cargo at the International Air Transport Association.
22 Sep 2020
Equipment providers and terminal operators say excessive container and chassis dwell times at import warehouses in Southern California are the main culprit in recent congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
22 Sep 2020
A new service from C.H. Robinson could replace the annual truckload bidding process with a more dynamic approach to procuring trucks and increasing savings across networks of freight lanes.
22 Sep 2020
As COVID-19 hamstrings the capital projects outlook, engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance company (EPC) Fluor is pivoting to leveraging its supply chain buying power, know-how, and network for external clients.
22 Sep 2020
Despite the decline in forwarder market share, more than half of the top 25 non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOs) in the eastbound trans-Pacific trade handled more volume in the first eight months of 2020, with six recording double-digit percentage increases.
22 Sep 2020
Congestion at the UK’s busiest port has prompted CMA CGM to impose a surcharge on all Asian imports and exports through the gateway.