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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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.
DHL Supply Chain will acquire Polar Transportes, which provides transportation services to the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry in Brazil.
Michael Khouri, acting chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, said such pacts can help terminals improve service and operations to benefit the American shipper and consumer.