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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Matson Navigation Company will begin using SSA Terminals for stevedoring and terminal services at the Port of Tacoma after its agreement with APMT expires on Dec. 31, 2017.
The Danish ocean carrier took delivery of the world’s largest box ship on Tuesday, the 20,568-TEU Madrid Maersk.
Spain’s Popular Party pushed for the law-decree by arguing it was needed to comply with European standards and anti-trust rules, but critics said it would lead to worse labor conditions for dock workers.