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The House bill is another temporary funding measure for highway and transit programs that is designed to last until a long-term bill can be debated in September.
“We’re reaping the benefits of a strong regional economy and labor uncertainty on the West Coast,” New York and New Jersey Port Director Richard Larrabee said of the results.
A bipartisan Senate bill would set transport policy and investment for six years, but is only funded for three years using money that would be redirected from other parts of the government.
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.
The European Commission will now conduct an in-depth analysis under the EU's merger regulations before coming to a decision on FedEx's $4.8 billion offer to buy TNT.