Regulation


  • A general view of workers in the yard working on shipping containers and the cranes which move them at the Port of Rotterdam on October 27, 2017.
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    FMC proposal defines ‘unreasonable’ export rejections by ocean carriers

    The new rule details criteria for violations under the Ocean Shipping Reform Act and establishes a framework for proving improper refusals.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    White House supply chain strategy shifts beyond 24/7 port operations

    Port and Supply Chain Envoy Gen. Stephen Lyons said the initiative failed to gain traction due to the financial costs involved.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Inflation Reduction Act could shift EV battery composition: report

    Global markets for critical materials are likely to remain tight. “We expect virtually every commodity to be undersupplied beyond 2025,” new research from BofA Global states.

    By Robert Walton • Sept. 8, 2022
  • A Maersk shipping container sits on a rail car at the Port of Los Angeles on February 9, 2022 in San Pedro, California.
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    Maersk abandons $1B sale of container business after DOJ investigation

    Regulators were concerned that a sale to China International Marine Containers would have led to higher prices and less supply chain resiliency.

    By Aug. 30, 2022
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    Inflation Reduction Act encourages EV battery sourcing, production in North America

    The law creates incentives that could require major shifts in critical mineral supply chains for U.S. automakers.

    By Aug. 17, 2022
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    Plan for inland port in the middle of California’s Mojave Desert gains traction

    Local officials signed off on a proposal that developers say could help relieve congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    FMC considers mandate for shipping lines, terminals to share data

    The agency is asking supply chain stakeholders for input on whether such an action would ease congestion.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    White House supply chain data exchange doubles in size

    Shippers, carriers and logistics providers have begun exchanging data as part of the Freight Logistics Optimization Works initiative.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    ‘We have to do something’: Can retail close the gap on supply chain emissions?

    The industry is woefully behind on scope 3 targets for greenhouse gases. Data poses steep challenges, but experts say retailers still can — and must — do more.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Aug. 11, 2022
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    Biden signs bill to bolster US semiconductor production

    Semiconductor companies are already making plans to expand manufacturing.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Opinion

    US supply chains need visibility and resiliency. Congress still hasn’t acted.

    The baby formula shortage should have been reason enough to advance policy. Unfortunately, it wasn’t, writes Tom Madrecki of the Consumer Brands Association.

    By Tom Madrecki • Aug. 9, 2022
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    Lawmakers seek to ban railroads from raising rates during service emergencies

    A bill introduced to address rail service declines would also require carriers to include delivery service standards in contracts.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds the Ocean Shipping Reform Act while posing for photographs during the enrollment ceremony in her ceremonial office at the U.S. Capitol on June 14, 2022.
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    FMC proposes carrier data collection plan in compliance with OSRA

    The initiative would require carriers to provide import and export data, including tonnage and TEUs, on a monthly basis.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    House sends Biden $52B boost for US semiconductor production

    Businesses say the legislation will help address chip production constraints and strengthen supply chains against future disruption.

    By July 28, 2022
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    Regulators propose two-person train crew minimum

    Railroads warn the proposal could exacerbate labor challenges that have stymied their ability to restore service. 

    By July 27, 2022
  • A group of truckers at the Port of Oakland wait for a response from port directors.
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    Port of Oakland resumes operations as AB5 protests quiet down

    The remaining protesters, under threat of a citation, have moved to "free speech zones" away from terminal gates.

    By July 26, 2022
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    UNICOR eases the way for companies that contract with the government

    UNICOR program helps manufacturers meet requirements in their federal agreements.

    July 25, 2022
  • Desmond DeMoss (left) talks with Navdeep Ngill (right) about an open letter the Port of Oakland sent to protesters on July 21, 2022.
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    Oakland port officials push for opening terminal access as trucking protests continue

    Protesters were directed to expect compliance with AB5 and stop blocking terminal access, or face citations.

    By , July 22, 2022
  • Officials close truck access to the Trapac terminal at the Port of Oakland, in response to an owner-operator led protest on July 18, 2022.
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    Port of Oakland closes night gates due to trucker protests

    Protests over a California labor law have contributed to a rise in import container dwell times, according to project44 data.

    By July 19, 2022
  • A large group of owner-operator truck drivers near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach stage a protest against California's AB5 labor law.
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    'NO TO AB5': Hundreds of California port truckers protest labor law

    The work stoppage has had no impact on port operations, but officials are monitoring the situation, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Xinjiang import ban creates compliance challenges for supply chains

    Companies will need to show any goods linked to the western Chinese region don’t come from a company using forced labor practices.

    By Robert Freedman • June 30, 2022
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    Semiconductor makers urge passage of federal funding bill for domestic manufacturing

    Intel and GlobalFoundries say their U.S. expansion plans rely on Congress passing the legislation.

    By Matthew Thibault • June 29, 2022
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    PIE Program offers companies a win-win-win

    The PIE Program provides a path for companies to manufacture high-quality, low-cost goods.

    June 27, 2022
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    Biden calls for three-month federal gas tax holiday

    Lifting the federal 18-cent tax per gallon of gas and 24-cent tax per gallon of diesel for three months would “give Americans a little extra breathing room,” the White House said.

    By Updated June 22, 2022
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    SEC chair says not all companies will need to disclose emissions

    The agency plans to require climate disclosures only from companies that have publicly committed to curbing scope 3 emissions, said SEC Chair Gary Gensler.

    By Jim Tyson • June 21, 2022