Rules of the road and sea
Rotterdam Rules to be signed today
The United Nations said a new treaty governing the movement of commercial cargo by sea is slated to be signed today in Rotterdam.
The purpose of the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea, also known as the 'Rotterdam Rules,' is to create a set of contemporary and uniform rules for the transportation of containers that include an international sea leg, but is not limited to port-to-port shipping of goods.
House surface transportation extension introduced
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure said a vote is expected Wednesday on H.R. 3617, a bill that would extend the current Surface Transportation Act for three months. The bill was introduced Tuesday night.