Port of TucsonPort of Tucson Receives TIGER Grant – The Port of Tucson has received a $5 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The grant will allow the port to expand its ability to service rail freight.

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ILA Members Vote to Ratify Contract – Members of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) in Hampton Roads have voted to ratify a six-year contract. The union’s local contract with the Hampton Roads Shipping Association covers work rules, gang sizes, pensions and other port-specific issues.

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Indonesia’s PTA with Pakistan Effective – In February 2012, Pakistan and Indonesia signed a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). The PTA finally came into effect September 1st following the signing of an additional Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).

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