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 Taiwanese ocean carrier reported a loss of 14.91 billion Taiwan new dollars (U.S. $492.1 million) for the full year in 2016 compared with TWD 6.46 billion the previous year, according to the company’s latest filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
2017 will be a pivotal period for companies doing business in or though Canada, as two geopolitical events will impact its place in the global trade marketplace, according to Keith Haurie, vice president of business development for ONESOURCE Global Trade.
French state railway subsidiary SNCF Logistics and Marseilles-based shipping container technology firm Traxens have been conducting collaborative research for the past year on a real-time rail tracking system expected to be operational in second half 2017.