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Trans-Pacific Partnership and EU free trade agreements would prevent partners from undercutting U.S. jobs, according to the president.
“It’s a recipe for disaster if we continue to do nothing,” Port of Tacoma Chief Operating Officer Don Esterbrook told port comissioners.
The new container service will connect ports in China, Taiwan and South Korea with Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.
The recovery of congestion laden West Coast ports significantly impacted shipment volumes and expenditures, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
The southeastern ports continued their blistering growth rate, both increasing throughput by over 13 percent for the month.
Maersk Group and Crowley Maritime say the new company, called Ardent, will be headquartered in Houston.