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Category: Impact & Regulations


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

NRF: US Imports Set Records ahead of New Tariffs

August 10, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Imports at major retail container ports in the US have set two new records this summer and are expected to set another one this month on the back of a rise in retail sales as retailers rush to bring merchandise […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Congress hearing to examine California High-Speed Rail Project

August 6, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), will hold a field hearing in Sacramento on Thursday, August 9, to review the status and recent changes to the California […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump Proposes Gutting Fuel Economy Rules In ‘Giant Giveaway’ To Big Oil, Automakers

August 2, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

The White House proposed dramatically weakening fuel economy standards on Thursday, reversing the only major federal policy to reduce planet-warming emissions from the nation’s top source of greenhouse gas pollution. The move would clear the way for vehicles to, by […]


Impact & Regulations

Senate FAA bill hits more bumps on the runway

August 1, 2018

Via: Politico

Senate Democrats are almost ready to poll members on their side of the aisle about the current iteration of the FAA bill, S. 1405 (115), save for one issue — meal and rest breaks for interstate truckers. Senate Commerce ranking […]


Impact & Regulations

Trucking Industry Confronts Growing Threat of Ransomware

August 1, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Security experts had long warned the transportation industry was a major target for cyberattacks — then, a bombshell malware incident levied against international ocean shipper A.P. Moller Maersk publicly laid bare what was at stake. Several months after the so-called […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power

July 24, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions — including its mandate for electric car sales — in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, according to three people familiar with the plan. The […]


Impact & Regulations

Mexico Is Said to Push for NAFTA Agreement by End of August

July 23, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Mexico is redoubling its efforts to reach a NAFTA agreement with the U.S. and Canada by the end of August to increase certainty for investors and take the heat off incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, according to three people […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Connecticut Governor Orders Highway Toll Study

July 18, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Despite his lame-duck status, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is ordering a $10 million study on placing electronic tolls on the state’s highways and finding ways to fund needed transportation improvements. “As Connecticut’s General Assembly and next governor consider how […]


Impact & Regulations

Automakers try to return attention to NAFTA talks

July 10, 2018

Via: Politico

A coalition of North American auto groups — including Alliance for Automobile Manufacturers and Association of Global Automakers — issued a statement Monday calling for the U.S., Canada and Mexico to resume NAFTA negotiations now that Mexico’s presidential election is […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Grants Security Clearance to COSCO’s OOIL Deal

July 9, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

As informed by COSCO, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has determined that “there are no unresolved national security issues related to the transaction.” This follows a national security agreement inked with the US government to […]