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 European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed fines totaling more than 776 million euros (U.S. $834.44 million) after the EU competition watchdog’s initial decision was annulled on procedural grounds.
The world’s fourth largest container shipping line, COSCO Shipping, experienced the 9.9 billion yuan (U.S. $1.44 billion) loss due to weak freight rates and restructuring costs, Reuters said Thursday.
Spain’s Popular Party pushed for the law-decree by arguing it was needed to comply with European standards and anti-trust rules, but critics said it would lead to worse labor conditions for dock workers.