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 U.S. maritime regulator said its final rule amending requirements for service contracts and NVOCC service arrangements, announced earlier this month, will become effective May 5, 2017.
The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) estimated the nation has a shortage of around 2,000 mariners, and one logical way to overcome the shortage would be to add 40-45 vessels to the U.S. commercial fleet, MarAd Executive Director Joel Szabat said.