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Harold Daggett was elected for a second term as ILA president, while his son, Dennis Daggett, was elected executive vice president of the East Coast dockworkers' union.
Meanwhile, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved a long-term, six-year transportation bill that would be merged with the $278 billion DRIVE ACT.
Hapag-Lloyd has reportedly picked Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Berenberg to assist it with an initial public offering, fueling speculation the German ocean carrier is accelerating its plan for a public float.
The German carrier will add a call to Halmstad on its SDX service, which operates between Germany, Sweden and Denmark.
The second quarter financial results of ocean carriers NYK, MOL and "K" Line reflected a weak Asia-Europe market and strong supply pressure.
The U.S. Senate also passed a long-term highway bill that will be debated by the House after the summer break.