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The U.S. Coast Guard and ship operator TOTE Maritime have scheduled press conferences for this afternoon to announce any new information on last week's disappearance of the Florida-Puerto Rico cargo vessel.
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.
The Japanese ocean liner carriers and three executives at the companies allegedly conspired to fixed prices on roll-on/roll-off cargo, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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.