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.
The Houston-based tank barge operator’s net earnings fell 27.8 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017 to $27.5 million.
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The U.S. Department of Justice served several container shipping lines with subpoenas last week in Sausalito, Calif., where their top executives were attending industry meetings.
House members question whether the Shipping Act should be revised, and also said there is a need to protect domestic tugboat and terminal companies.
In addition to a 13 percent cut in funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation, a 2018 budget proposal released yesterday by President Trump's administration would completely eliminate the TIGER grant program and privatize air traffic control.