Issue / Maritime

Webinar: Waterborne Competitiveness: Comparing U.S. and Foreign Inland Waterways

The 12,000-mile inland waterways network in the United States is a vital trade corridor serving energy, agriculture, and other freight...

Congress Kicks Off Full-Fledged Conference Committee on Economic Competitiveness Bill

The House and Senate kicked off the first formal intercameral conference committee of the current Congress, and the first one in...

Senate Passes Ocean Shipping Bill; Path to Reconciling With House Bill Unclear

Yesterday, the Senate passed legislation (S. 3580) reauthorizing the Federal Maritime Commission and making changes in ocean shipping...

Port of Long Beach Highlights Dredging Project in T&I’s WRDA Hearing

Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach (POLB), was the port representative on the House Water Resources...

Senate Confirms Balance-Shifting Nominee to Maritime Commission

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Max Vekich to be a member of the Federal Maritime Commission from now until June 30, 2026. Once...

House Passes Competitiveness Bill After Adding Ocean Shipping Reform, Other Transportation Provisions

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a giant piece of legislation focusing on U.S. international economic competitiveness by...

New Navigation Projects Will Receive $3.4 Billion of Initial IIJA Port and Waterways Allocations

The White House this week announced that $10.5 billion of the funding for the Army Corps of Engineers water resources program from the...

Exporters and Industry Representatives Testify at Senate Commerce Hearing on Supply Chain Issues

On Tuesday, December 7, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation,...

Webinar: A Model for Next-Level Interstate Collaboration with the Port Authority of NY and NJ

Created by an Act of Congress in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's mission is to oversee the creation of vital...

Biden Signs Sweeping Market Competition/Concentration Order

On July 9, President Biden signed one of the widest-ranging executive orders of his Administration, EO 14036, "Promoting Competition in...

Monje Confirmed at USDOT; White House Makes FMC Nomination

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Carlos Monje, Jr. to be the number 3 official at the U.S. Department...

Hearing Explores Larger Implications for Exporters in the Midst of an Import Boom

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing this week on the...

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