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 four drayage drivers working for XPO Cartage, a unit of XPO Logistics, were issued orders, decisions and awards in their favor amounting to $855,285.62.
Michael Khouri, acting chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, said such pacts can help terminals improve service and operations to benefit the American shipper and consumer.
The Danish ocean carrier took delivery of the world’s largest box ship on Tuesday, the 20,568-TEU Madrid Maersk.