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

26 Jan 2022
Proactive steps taken by US and Canadian motor carriers and shippers ahead of vaccine mandates for truck drivers are keeping cross-border freight flowing despite earlier fears of disruption and delays.
26 Jul 2017
“The latest dock and gantry cranes will be put into service in the coming weeks so that operations can start rapidly.”
26 Jul 2017
China Merchants Port Holdings also owns and operates Colombo International Container Terminal.
26 Jul 2017
The projects would allow shipments to avoid routes that are routinely highly congested, and can take hours to complete on a bad day.
25 Jul 2017
The Moscow Arbitration Court found the FAS’ evidence in the case against NCSP unconvincing.
25 Jul 2017
The Manila-listed mid-sized terminal operator was one of two companies competing to win the concession.
25 Jul 2017
The new process follows the cancellation of a previous tender that had only one pre-qualified bidder.
24 Jul 2017
The authority said the Netherlands is the only country whose ports have been ordered by the European Union to pay corporation tax.
24 Jul 2017
Container ships' average time in port for the month of July rose more than three hours in just the last week.
24 Jul 2017
The majority of ships deployed on Asia-Europe by the end of 2018 will be greater than 18,000 TEU, which will have implications for rate levels and ports.
21 Jul 2017
The government of India is stepping up efforts to build an array of multimodal logistics facilities across the nation.
21 Jul 2017
The government wants to develop a high capacity, low unit cost shipping network.
19 Jul 2017
If the ban takes effect, US exporters of these commodities will lose access to the destination where they shipped 77.8 percent of their products last year.
19 Jul 2017
McCain first introduced a Jones Act repeal bill in 2010.
18 Jul 2017
Trade disputes are driving US exporters of dried distillers grains (DDGs) to overhaul their supply chains.
18 Jul 2017
A key House committee wants the Department of Transportation to consider delaying its electronic logging mandate, adding more uncertainty to the debate about the regulation, which takes effect in December.
17 Jul 2017
The shuttering of many plants for three weeks and more, opposed to the traditional break of one or two weeks, bodes poorly for the country’s third-largest export and its second-largest import.
17 Jul 2017
“The coastal shipping deal will reduce cost as well as time. To us, time is also money.”
17 Jul 2017
The project is capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries, and fishing vessels.
17 Jul 2017
On a year-to-date basis, throughput at the top 10 Chinese ports reached 70.4 million TEU.
14 Jul 2017
US cotton exporters are anticipating another strong year after containerized cotton exports rose 3.7 percent last year.
14 Jul 2017
A leaked government report supported by the International Monetary Fund lies at the heart of the matter.
14 Jul 2017
The pace of growth in fiscal year 2017 will accelerate from fiscal 2016.
14 Jul 2017
“As a single qualified applicant was left, the present RFQ [request for qualification] had to be scrapped.”
14 Jul 2017
The EU court was expected to impose a penalty of around 24 million euros.
13 Jul 2017
The first consignment of US beef to be imported by China in 14 years is just days away from arriving in the country.
13 Jul 2017
China's Belt and Road is projected to generate an additional $2.5 trillion in global trade over the next 10 years.
13 Jul 2017
China’s cold chain is growing at a phenomenal rate.
11 Jul 2017
“What information is available today? What information do you need to act?”
10 Jul 2017
What made the move unusual was the challenge presented by the Dames Point Bridge.
08 Jul 2017
Project shippers and carriers hope the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a political football for years, can get off the sidelines soon.
07 Jul 2017
Steel accounts for 9.5 percent of US breakbulk volumes by dollar value, and is a primary commodity at ports including Houston; New Orleans; Mobile; Brownsville, Texas; and on the Delaware River.
06 Jul 2017
Jacksonville needs to deepen its harbor in order to regularly handle the larger ships from Asia able to traverse the Panama Canal’s new locks.
06 Jul 2017
India’s controversial decision to tax imports is increasing the financial pressure on transport services providers.
05 Jul 2017
Mexico is preparing its first hours of service rules specifically for truck drivers, while Canada readies an electronic logging regulation of its own.
05 Jul 2017
By design, blockchain resists regulatory oversight.