Future safety gains in the freight transportation industry “are being held back by government red tape that stifles innovation and improvement,” according to a new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
The Commerce Department has initiated antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into aluminum foil imports from China.
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 18 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.
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The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
The Prevent Labor Union Slowdowns (PLUS Act), S.702, is sponsored by Senators Jim Risch, R-Idaho; Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; and David Perdue, R-Ga.
In addition, Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line is scheduled to receive a series of 20,000-TEU ships later this year.