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.
18 Sep 2017
The reduction slightly jars the confidence of the container shipping industry.
18 Sep 2017
"You just find an export credit agency in another country. When that happens, the supply chain leaves the United States and goes to that other country.”
16 Sep 2017
Codesa runs the ports of Praia Mole and Vitoria.
15 Sep 2017
Global marine terminal operators that have led port privatization in India could unshackle themselves from a long-running and complicated pricing regime.
14 Sep 2017
The European Union is the United Kingdom’s largest trading partner, accounting for almost half of its exports.
13 Sep 2017
The pricing discipline that has worked so effectively in pushing up carrier profits this year is being threatened by a looming rate war.
12 Sep 2017
Port to advance funds to get project started more quickly.
08 Sep 2017
An unexpected surge in imports in July will take some of the steam out of peak-season volumes this autumn.
07 Sep 2017
Chittagong Chamber of Commerce President Mahbubul Alam expressed satisfaction over the government’s moves.
07 Sep 2017
Trade between the United Kingdom and the European Union is significant and will face serious challenges should Brexit see the United Kingdom leaving the EU Customs Union, British ports warn.
06 Sep 2017
The FMC has maintained that the commission has more pressing priorities than clarifying its position on detention and demurrage fees.
A factory in China.
06 Sep 2017
China’s clean-up campaign has shut down tens of thousands of Chinese factories with no end in sight.
05 Sep 2017
Mumbai-headquartered JSW together with expansion-hungry Adani Group had been widely rumored to be the frontrunners for APM Terminal’s speculated divestments.
05 Sep 2017
Rail traffic between Italy and Germany is expected to rise sharply in September, which is not good news with the crucial Alpine route shut down until Oct. 7.
04 Sep 2017
Paranagua is Brazil’s leading port for soy exports.
Electtonic Logging Device (ELD).
28 Aug 2017
Roadside inspectors' group provides a detour around a pre-holiday logistical nightmare by delaying out-of-service enforcement for ELDs.
28 Aug 2017
In terms of exports, the April-to-June index for the food and beverage industry led the pack.
28 Aug 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2016 were able to reduce emissions while handling more volume.
26 Aug 2017
“We need capacity to rise immediately.”
25 Aug 2017
The Brazilian government has established a working group to explore the privatization of dredging operations and set a 90-day deadline.
24 Aug 2017
Electronic logging devices will raise costs and complexity of renting trucks for seasonal business. Companies such as Ryder System want an ELD exemption for rental drivers.
24 Aug 2017
A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by ILA officials who challenged their subpoenas from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor after a Jan. 29, 2016 wildcat strike at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
23 Aug 2017
“Canada is a trading country.”
22 Aug 2017
The site, known as Parcel 14, is part of the port’s effort to expand its container and vehicle shipment business.
22 Aug 2017
The landscape at many ports is changing rapidly.
18 Aug 2017
“We are taking a gateway view.”
18 Aug 2017
Indian dockworker labor unions and the chief labor commissioner reached a tentative last-minute agreement Thursday, averting an Aug. 18 strike.
17 Aug 2017
The dispute focuses on efforts to modernize the Trans-Siberian Railway.
17 Aug 2017
Container throughput at the world's major ports was up sharply in the first half, driven by rising volume being reported by carriers.
17 Aug 2017
After the new yard’s scheduled opening next July, the port authority will take over TLT’s current 14-acre site.
16 Aug 2017
A new bilateral agreement could open China’s huge market to US rice as early as next year.
16 Aug 2017
Union representatives and officials from the chief labor commissioner have had several rounds of negotiations.
15 Aug 2017
The US trucking industry still relies on a pre-regulatory-era pricing model after 30 years of freedom to change it.
14 Aug 2017
The government of Bangladesh has been rushing to provide relief to the port of Chittagong.
14 Aug 2017
The growing popularity of the direct port delivery program has put pressure on the earnings of logistics companies.