Ocean Shipping Reform Act Passed House of Representatives

For the first time since 1998, the regulations governing U.S. container trades have received an overhaul. With an overwhelming approval of 369-42, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2022, which President Biden is expected to sign soon. TA President and CEO, Chris Spear, said that the Federal Maritime […]

GPA Expands Container Capacity

The Covid-19 pandemic dragged infrastructure issues directly into the spotlight, one of them being the dire need for capacity expansion at ports; An issue that was exacerbated by equipment shortages, labor shortages, and various supply chain disruptions. The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has unveiled a plan to increase container capacity at the Port of Savannah […]

Ports Pleading to Lift Tariffs

The Biden administration is facing pressure to lift trade tariffs imposed by the previous Trump administration. The trade association along with several high-profile manufacturers have sent letters imploring the administration to lift tariffs in attempts to provide immediate relief from record-high shipping costs. While the Biden administration has stated that they are in the process […]