With no fuel tax increase likely ahead of this year’s mid-term elections, trucking interests in Washington are moving to Plan B in their attempt to shore up funding for badly needed infrastructure improvements.
Crowley Maritime Corporation has acquired majority ownership of Accord Ship Management (HK) Limited and Accord Marine Management Pvt. Ltd.
To catch a rising economic tide this year, the Port of Long Beach will need to modernize and find new efficiencies to move increasing amounts of cargo at a faster pace, said experts gathered earlier this month for the Port’s 10th annual “Peak Season Forecast” at the Long Beach Convention Center.
They are an annual rite of passage, general rate increases (GRIs) in the less-than-truckload (LTL) sector of the trucking industry. But is anyone paying attention? And more importantly, is anyone actually paying these announced GRIs, this year in the 3.9 to 5.4 percent range?