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

28 Sep 2022
With US maritime reform now on the books, the head of the FMC says Congress is paying close attention to the end-to-end supply chain beyond ocean carriers.
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
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.
06 Nov 2017
DP World continues to target expansion in the Horn of Africa.
06 Nov 2017
The primary issue is with “field formations” that must still set up systems and procedures for handling RFID e-sealed containers.
06 Nov 2017
That state aid scheme underscores the importance the Narendra Modi government places on coastal and short-sea shipping.
03 Nov 2017
The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan that the ports adopted this week is an environmental document that will guide investment decisions by terminal operators and motor carriers in Southern California for the next 20 years.
03 Nov 2017
The specific details of the settlement were not immediately available.
02 Nov 2017
Bangladesh is India’s seventh-largest trading partner by volume.
01 Nov 2017
Double stacking trains is more efficient than single stacking trains and increases the capacity and the economies of scale of each train.
01 Nov 2017
President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the US Export-Import Bank has described the bank as “corporate welfare” that should be abolished.
01 Nov 2017
The World Bank will provide 5.3 billion taka of the funding.
01 Nov 2017
Indian efforts to make it easier to do business in the country paid off Tuesday.
01 Nov 2017
Cosco Shipping is heading for the world's number three container line position, with its rapid expansion boosted by the Chinese government.
31 Oct 2017
Latest Teamsters organizing effort focuses on changing owner-operator model and federal pollution rules governing ports.
31 Oct 2017
“The work stoppage is a major setback for the project.”
30 Oct 2017
China had planned to divert 15 percent of its overall container flows between it and Europe.
28 Oct 2017
Transporters of outsized cargoes now must obtain permits to cross borders and even to move from region to region within countries.
27 Oct 2017
There is quite a difference between the single market and the customs union.
27 Oct 2017
Efforts to bolster coastal shipping to ease port congestion and lower logistics costs gain momentum.
26 Oct 2017
European airlines are bystanders in the long simmering “open skies” dispute between US and Gulf airlines that looks like it is about to shoot up to the top of President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
26 Oct 2017
The corridor is the second-busiest artery in the country.
26 Oct 2017
The project is targeted for completion within 18 months.
25 Oct 2017
US truck tonnage slipped slightly less than 1 percent in September, following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but year-over-year data shows a significant long-term increase in freight volumes.
25 Oct 2017
“The Receita Federal is intent on pushing the pedal of pain down this week.”
25 Oct 2017
Bharat Mala supplements the much publicized Sagar Mala program.
24 Oct 2017
The United States is the largest market for Brazilian coffee exports.
23 Oct 2017
Final draft of strict clean air plan to be presented to LA-LB harbor commissions on Nov. 2.