Inland Shipping News: April 2022

Posted by Fernando Correa ● Apr 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Shipper News

Keeping up with all of the news involving the inland shipping industry is often a challenge. However, staying aware of these changes is vital in helping you to manage your business better.

Our priority at Cargobot is to keep you up to date on the latest news impacting shippers. Here is an overview of the latest news involving the inland shipping industry for April 2022.

1) U.S. Congress Responds to Surging Fuel Prices

Fuel prices continue to surge at record levels. Many in the United States Congress blame oil and gas companies for padding their profits. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to call on major CEOs of oil companies to testify before Congress to discuss these surging fuel prices. 

The cost of oil and gas is expected to go lower by mid-April, but the high cost of fuel is creating a significant strain on those in the shipping industry.

You can read the entire story at the The Washintgton Post here.

2) Trucking Groups Urge California to Make Changes to Pending Rule

Many trucking groups are asking the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to consider making changes to its upcoming emissions rule. Currently, the law would force owners operating in the state to upgrade their diesel engines to 2010 models or newer versions before 2023. 

However, supply chain challenges caused by the global pandemic are forcing many fleets to continue to use old equipment.

You can view the full story at FreightWaves here.

3) Climate Change May Cost Shipping Industry $25 Billion Each Year by 2100

RTI International is a nonprofit that released a report showing that climate change could cost the shipping industry over $25 billion each year if no additional action is taken to reduce emissions. The shipping industry is responsible for 20% of emissions related to global transportation. The report highlights the dangers of climate change and how it can impact the shipping industry, such as rising sea levels, inland flooding, severe tropical storms, drought, and extreme heat events. 

You can check out the story at FreightWaves here.

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