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 eastbound lane at Gatun locks will tentatively close for 10 days in May for dry chamber work.
Currently general manager for ride-sharing firm Lyft in Southern California, Kan has also served on the board of directors for Amtrak since 2015, the White House said in a statement announcing his nomination to Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.
The German ocean carrier is citing benefits from its planned merger with United Arab Shipping Company, but Reuters has reported a "snag" in those plans.