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Impact & Regulations

Turkey Increases Fines for Sea Pollution

January 17, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Although pollution fines have been subject to a regular annual increase for a number of years, very significant increases have been levied in the latest round which entered into force in December 2018. In addition, fines against persons and legal […]


Impact & Regulations

Judge rules against air traffic controllers

January 16, 2019

Via: Politico

— Day 26 of the shutdown. A judge decided against issuing temporary restraining orders to stop the government from making air traffic controllers and others work without compensation. — Thousands of FAA inspectors and other employees have gone back to […]


Impact & Regulations

Airports hit by rising TSA staffing shortages

January 15, 2019

Via: Politico

— Day 25 of the shutdown. Closed TSA lanes clogged security lines, bogging down multiple airports over the weekend and into Monday, as the number of unscheduled absences by TSA agents asked to work without pay continues to rise. — […]


Impact & Regulations

Air traffic control union sues government

January 14, 2019

Via: Politico

— Some good news for furloughed and unpaid federal transportation workers came Friday as the partial government shutdown (now the longest ever) stretched into its fourth week. TSA said it will be able to pay workers for one day of […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

EU Calls on Italy, Spain to Align Port Taxation

January 8, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The European Commission has proposed that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with State aid rules. “Ports are key infrastructure for economic growth and regional development. That is why EU State aid rules provide ample room for Member […]


Impact & Regulations

Norwegian Maritime Authority: New Legislation in Fjords to Enter into Force in February

January 7, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Originally planned for January 1, 2019, the entry into force of the new legislation is now scheduled for the end of February 2019. This is due to the fact that the consultation has to comply with the EU time limit […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Big surprise: Car industry doesn’t like the idea of speed governors

December 17, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

They fought them in 1923 and they are fighting them today. As noted in an earlier post, there is discussion in Europe about installing “Intelligent Speed Assistance” on cars, which is a fancier name for a speed governing device that […]


Impact & Regulations

Self-driving bill still rolling slowly

December 12, 2018

Via: Politico

Negotiations on the Senate’s self-driving car bill, S. 1885 (115), are rolling along slowly. Our Tanya Snyder reported Tuesday that the group representing trial lawyers — whose problems with the legislation have been one of the factors holding it up […]


Impact & Regulations

Cybercrime: Yes, It Can Happen to Your Fleet

December 7, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Cyberattacks have become one of the top risks facing U.S. businesses, and trucking and logistics companies are no exception. Despite the increasing sophistication of these attacks, it’s still tempting to dismiss the threat — to think it’ll never happen to […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Higher Postal Shipping Rates

December 5, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

President Donald Trump’s administration is recommending the U.S. Postal Service raise prices for shipping packages, a move that would hit online retailers such as Amazon.com. A Trump-appointed commission on Dec. 4 released recommendations for the rate increase, which an administration […]