May 19, 2015 — The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) issued a negative determination regarding the impact of Chinese imports on the U.S. 53-foot container industry. No antidumping or countervailing duties orders will be issued on the imports. The report will be available by June 22, 2015; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website.
May 15, 2015 — House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced a bill, H.R. 2353, that would authorize highway and transit programs through the end of July. See the bill here.
May 14, 2015 — Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), both of the EPW Committee, introduced S. 1350, which would extend the authorization of MAP-21 into July. See the bill here.
May 12, 2015 — Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, along with Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced S. 1298, which would establish nationally consistent measures of performance at the nation’s key ports. The bill would also require reporting on a port’s performance before and after the expiration of maritime labor agreements. See the legislation here.
May 5, 2015 — Domestic intermodal volumes rose 4.5 % in the first quarter of 2015, despite declines in international traffic. IANA’s quarterly Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics is now available. For more information see the Data and Statistics page. Intermodal market trends will also be presented by Pat Casey, TTX vice president for fleet management, at the 2015 Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting.