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As the U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for survivors, experts say the now-likely loss off the TOTE Maritime cargo ship could be the worst disaster involving a U.S. flag vessel in decades.
The Senate approved the short-term FAA bill, which was passed in the House of Representatives Monday, just one day before federal aviation funding was set to expire.
“Supply chain has to be at the forefront of every enterprise in the world, especially ones that are consumer-facing,” Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Monday at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ annual conference in San Diego.
Industry advisors to the Commerce Department are calling on the government to get involved much sooner when contract talks between dockworkers and terminal operators diminish port productivity.
A group of Republican House lawmakers on Friday exercised a rarely used “discharge petition” to gather enough support to force a vote on the chamber floor to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
The legislation (HR 702) also includes a provision to increase funding for the 60 ships in the Maritime Security Program from $3 million to $5 million.