The Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act is sponsored by U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Mark Warner, D-Va.
London-based Shipamax, a participant in the logistics technology accelerator Dynamo's initial program last year, is aiming to digitize dry bulk broker processes.
The Senate Commerce Committee cited "labor-related concerns" with the Federal Maritime Commission's pilot supply chain information portal project, but said supply chain innovation teams will continue work this summer, focusing primarily on U.S. exports.
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House Reps. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., have introduced bipartisan legislation that would increase investments in harbor and port projects by 29 percent from current funding levels without raising user fees or taxes.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called on the departments of Transportation and Energy to finish and quickly implement rules mandating that crude oil be made less volatile before being shipped across the country by rail.
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.