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Rickmers-Linie, Schneider and U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems name chief officers, while NYK Ports and ABP appoint business directors.
The six-month stop-gap funding measure, approved by the House and Senate earlier in the week, buys Congress until March 2016 to negotiate a long-term Federal Aviation Administration bill.
The ocean carrier will take delivery of two 3,600-TEU containerships from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. that are currently expected to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of 2018.
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.
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.