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The new legislation is supported by Port of Portland, Oregon container terminal operator International Container Terminal Services Inc.
President Obama and supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership won a procedural battle in Congress with the Senate voting to end a filibuster on fast-track Trade Promotion Authority Tuesday, but the real war may be yet to come.
The new Senate bill would allow state governors to invoke Taft-Hartley in an attempt to mitigate port congestion stemming from labor disputes.
Retailer diverted cargo, formed chassis fleet, and used untapped drayage to combat West Coast congestion.
Port disruptions caused by contentious dockworker contract negotiations likely reduced real export growth 1.5 percent in the first quarter, according to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
A new whitepaper from CarrierDirect says 3PLs can become strategic partners of LTL carriers in tight capacity environment by reducing a major pain point for carriers.