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    Bringing business back home

    UNICOR, a federal program, is helping return manufacturing to the U.S.

    May 23, 2022
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    FMC proposes 6 changes to automated carrier fees

    The FMC seeks public comment on or before June 9 on tariff access fees and co-loading definition.

    By May 17, 2022
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    STB orders 4 railroads to give service updates as congestion disrupts shipper operations

    The board will use the railroads' data over the next six months to assess whether further regulation is warranted.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Shippers push FMC to expand oversight on demurrage, terminal dwell fees

    The National Shipper Advisory Committee wants regulators to have more oversight on intermodal cargo and ensure that costs associated with dwell fees aren't passed along to customers. 

    By , May 4, 2022
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    Indonesia's palm oil export ban takes effect as supply pressures mount

    The world's largest supplier of the popular ingredient widened its restrictions at a time when alternative sources and substitutes face their own challenges.

    By Samantha Oller • April 28, 2022
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    Railroads say higher volumes, labor constraints present obstacles to better service

    Carriers laid out plans to reduce operating inventory and ramp up hiring during an emergency hearing. But executives noted relief is likely months away.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Shippers press regulators to intervene as rail service challenges mount

    At an emergency hearing, shippers warned regulators rail service issues could increase shipping delays and bring new supply shocks.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Indonesia to end palm oil export ban

    The country will resume exports May 23. Prices should see "downward pressure," one analyst said.

    By Samantha Oller • Updated May 20, 2022
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    Rail regulators propose easier path for shippers to get service relief

    Businesses and agricultural producers say missed switches, equipment shortages and major delays have in some cases led to production shutdowns.

    By April 25, 2022
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    US suspends trade ties with Russia, bans oil imports

    Imports from Russia will be subjected to higher tariffs. U.S. steelmakers are among industries bracing for the fallout.

    By Updated April 11, 2022
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    STB poised to decide reciprocal switching rules as shippers, railroads remain at odds

    Shippers want regulation to combat service declines. Railroads say it will cause new headaches and potentially more congestion.

    By March 30, 2022
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    US ramps up sanctions, plans to reduce Europe's energy reliance on Russia

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has complicated businesses' efforts to overcome supply chain disruptions.

    By Jim Tyson , March 25, 2022
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    US eases tariffs on UK steel and aluminum

    The U.K. will lift approximately $500 million worth of tariffs on U.S. products such as whiskey and blue jeans. 

    By March 23, 2022
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    Biden bans more imports from Russia

    Alcohol and seafood are on the latest list of products affected as the U.S. prepares to alter trade relations.

    By March 11, 2022
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    Russia bans wide range of exports in response to Western sanctions

    The country will suspend exports of over 200 products including medical and tech equipment until the end of the year.

    By March 10, 2022
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    Ocean carriers, ports want to grow the South Atlantic Chassis Pool

    A rise in volumes has the ports looking for ways to expand equipment availability and improve efficiency. Their plan is to give the pool manager more control. 

    By March 9, 2022
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    White House ends Russian oil, energy imports into US

    President Joe Biden said the actions would "inflict further pain on Putin, but there will be cost as well here."

    By Jim Stinson • March 8, 2022
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    White House accelerates plans for zero-emission trucks

    The Biden administration looks to expand zero-emission technology as it announces a proposal to dramatically curb truck emissions by 2031.

    By Jim Stinson • March 8, 2022
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    Maersk, CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd asked to provide rate information to US lawmakers

    Carriers are under scrutiny as ocean rates for shipments from Asia have climbed 204% YoY for the West Coast, according to Freightos.

    By March 7, 2022
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    FMC, Justice Department pledge to share resources, enforce competition in ocean shipping

    "I'm not saying there's collusion, but it's not competitive enough," said a speaker at the Transpacific Maritime conference. 

    By March 1, 2022
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    Data sharing, ports and manufacturing: White House reveals supply chain plans

    Seven federal agencies proposed dozens of solutions to speed the movement of goods and add long-term resilience. Some carriers are already pushing back at the prospect of new regulations.

    By Feb. 25, 2022
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    White House invests $35M to tackle rare earth supply vulnerabilities

    China's foothold on the mineral supply chain has the U.S. looking to bolster domestic production.

    By Feb. 23, 2022
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    Furniture retailer settles claim it refused to hire women for warehouse jobs, saying they 'can't lift'

    American Freight will pay $5 million to resolve the nationwide lawsuit.

    By Katie Clarey • Feb. 23, 2022
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    Labor Department to ramp up worker rights enforcement in warehousing, logistics

    An initiative will focus on ensuring workers are paid their legally owed minimum and overtime wages, are safe from harassment and are provided proper time off.

    By Emilie Shumway • Feb. 22, 2022
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    Justice Department to probe companies exploiting supply chain issues

    The DOJ's Antitrust Division, in collaboration with the FBI, is taking steps to root out collusion "in industries particularly affected by supply disruptions."

    By Feb. 18, 2022