Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., said he will fight the trade deal in the Senate, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., hinted the deal could fly in 2017 if controversial language giving corporations the right to challenge a nation's regulations is removed.
The association has called on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to promulgate rules that require importers of low value goods to bear the same data requirements as shippers of goods over the de minimis level.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., has requested the Department of Transportation study potential methods for reducing the combustibility of crude oil trains.
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Edward Greenberg, the association’s general council, said the Federal Maritime Commission’s revision would offer "much needed flexibility" to non-vessel-operating common carriers when including rate and surcharge changes in their service arrangements.
Ocean carriers Maersk Line, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and MOL announced “Freight All Kinds” and general rate increases on various trades.
The U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service said China has decided that vessels originating from the United States, other than the state of Florida, do not require disinsection certification.