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 Danish shipping giant has confirmed it is selling its Brazilian cabotage subsidiary Mercosul Line in a preemptive move aimed at satisfying any potential competition concerns from Brazil’s Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica (CADE).
Experts have attributed the surge in icebergs to unusually strong counter-clockwise winds that are drawing the icebergs south, and possibly from global warming, the Associated Press said.
The Singapore-based containership lessor, which has a fleet of 14 Panamax ships, said it will wind up operations in the wake of defaulting on loans.