The Shipping Regulation Report is the only comprehensive reference covering federal regulation of the ocean liner shipping industry. A single, systematically organized set of volumes provides guidance and knowledge amassed over decades of continuous publication by Bloomberg Law.


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Expert News & Commentary

Stay up to date on today’s rapidly changing, increasingly deregulated business environment. Take advantage of the latest, most accurate news and information on the federal regulation of the ocean liner shipping industry, including the most significant shipping decisions.


Timesaving Practice Tools

Rely on our exclusive Finding Aids tool, which includes numerous tables, for quick, precise access to information within the report. The cross reference tables provide citation to agency reporters, general law reporters, and regulatory and statutory compilations, while the master index is available for topical research.

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Powerful Research Features

Quickly access significant documents to stay informed and gain insight, including full text of interlocutory rulings, procedural rulings, and initial decisions, as well as full text of regulations, rulings and final decisions of the FMC, MarAd, and STP regulations and decisions.  The report also provides a comprehensive collection of shipping-related statutes, from the Shipping Act of 1916 to date, as well as our exclusive library of topical digests outlining.


Product Structure

Reference: Statutes, agency regulations, decisions of the principal maritime regulatory agencies and the federal courts, a numerically classified digest system, and a bi-weekly notification service. 

Decisions: full text of final decisions by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the Maritime Administration (MarAd), and the Surface Transportation Board (STB) when exercising its authority over maritime matters, digested by our attorney-editors.

Notification: current reports providing news and developments 

Formats and Frequency

Published in print bi-weekly.