Logistics News Sept. 26th, 2014

Ad campaign for infrastructure  spending targets lawmakers – A coalition headed up by the US Chamber of Commerce is doing its best to make sure Congress gets the message when it comes to spending on “roads, bridges, and transit systems.” See the Americans for Transportation Mobility announcement here.

 Former Maersk official thinks West Coast contract will conclude peacefully – A former VP with AP Moeller- Maersk believes operations at West Coast US ports will continue without labor disruptions, even though the last ILWU/USMA contract expired three months ago. Read more here. (Bloomberg)

 This week’s fuel update – See the latest gas and diesel price averages here. (US DOE)

FMC will hold forum on port congestion – The Federal Maritime Commission will hold a forum in Baltimore Oct. 1. Steamship representatives will be on hand, along with major forwarders and shippers, to discuss the growing congestion issues at US marine terminals. Read more here. (Cargo Business News)

 DOT announces TIGER grants – 72 projects with a price tag of $600 million will receive financial backing from the Dept. of Transportation. You can find details of individual grants here.