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.”
  • April 2, 2015 — IANA reporting for the month of February showed North American railroads loaded 3.9 percent more domestic containers than in February 2014. At the same time total North American intermodal volumes were down 4.2 percent, in part due to congestion at West Coast ports.