The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will hear an argument that foreign carriers should not be permitted to collectively negotiate rates with domestic maritime service providers because it gives them an unfair advantage.
The Pacific Maritime Association has proposed extending the contract until July 1, 2022, with a 3.1 percent yearly wage increase over the base wage rate of $42.18 per hour.
The North Liberty, Iowa-based trucking and logistics company reported a net income of $14 million and operating revenues of $130 million for the first quarter of 2017.
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The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 will raise roughly $5.2 billion per year in investment funding for transportation infrastructure over the next 10 years through a series of gas and diesel tax hikes.
The wife of a seafarer who perished when the cargo ship El Faro sank in October 2015 near the Bahamas is asking Congress to establish new regulations aimed at preventing similar tragedies.
Shippers, carriers and terminals swapped accusations in their filings with the Federal Maritime Commission that their positions on detention and demurrage charges are being mischaracterized.