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 freight forwarding unit of European rail giant Deutsche Bahn AG saw earnings before interest and taxes increase 3.8 percent to 410 million euros (U.S. $438.5 million) on revenues that slid 2.2 percent to 15.1 billion euros in 2016.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) said in a statement it “respectfully disagrees” with a preliminary report from Mexico's Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) that found a lack of competition between KCS and other operators in the country.
Twill, the new digital freight forwarding start-up, will officially be open to new customers from April 10, allowing users to instantly place bookings, manage documentation and track shipments.