Industry News

  • April 16, 2015 — Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) introduced bipartisan-supported legislation that would index user fees on fuels to inflation, providing two years of funding to the federal highway account. It would also create a bicameral commission to identify longer-term solutions for the Highway Trust Fund. See the legislation here.
  • April 15, 2015 — Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, requested that the Government Accountability Office conduct a study on the service disruptions at the West Coast ports related to contract negotiations. Read the request letter here.
  • April 14, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of 53-foot domestic dry containers from the People’s Republic of China. The International Trade Commission is scheduled to make its final injury determination on May 26, 2015. See the fact sheet.
  • April 13, 2015 — Following last year’s four port congestion forums held in San Pedro, Baltimore, Charleston and New Orleans, the Federal Maritime Commission today released its findings in a staff report entitled, “Rules, Rates, and Practices Relating to Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time for Containerized Imports and Exports Moving Through Selected United States Ports.”