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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Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said the agency will continue to lean heavily on the industry for input on how to improve trade facilitation and sharpen its enforcement activities.
Shippers, carriers and terminals swapped accusations in their filings with the Federal Maritime Commission that their positions on detention and demurrage charges are being mischaracterized.
Members of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation say the law, which provides ocean carriers with limited antitrust immunity, is not up to date with the operational realities of today's liner industry.