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Just days before a critical hearing before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation about the crisis facing American importers, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) has submitted three legislative proposals to enforce the carriage of trade and excessive penalties U.S. exporters are being charged by foreign carriers. The proposed legislation includes the following amendment proposals:

  • Amendment to gain enforcement of FMC’s Detention and Demurrage Rule.
  • Amendment to Prioritize FMC’s Service to US Exporters, Importers and Others.
  • Amendment to Maintain Carriage of US Exports.

The proposals were sent to the Federal Maritime Commission, as well as representatives on the Senate and House committees that have jurisdiction over ocean shipping.

Source: Freightwaves