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 Danish ocean carrier took delivery of the world’s largest box ship on Tuesday, the 20,568-TEU Madrid Maersk.
Ward Transport and Logistics hires new chief operating officer, while the Greenbrier Cos. appoints executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Shippers, forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers are concerned about carriers’ financial stability, quality of customer service and reliability, according to a joint survey by Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council.