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 debut of “THE” Alliance and the OCEAN Alliance caused a rise in capacity on the transpacific trade, according to the latest quarterly World Liner Supply Report from BlueWater Reporting.
The third-busiest port complex in North America has spent billions raising the Bayonne Bridge and dredging New York harbor in preparation for larger containerships.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District proposed a tax on container shipments to fund incentives for further reducing ozone levels.