Federal Maritime Commission releases plan on how to follow the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The Federal Maritime Commission has released a plan on how to follow the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.

The measure expanded the Commission’s authority to prohibit shippers from engaging in unfair practices. Aiming for a quick turnaround, carriers were declining or canceling U.S. exports, which caused shipping delays for weeks or even months.

Now, the advisory offers step-by-step instructions for the industry. Exporters and importers can now affordably convey information to the Commission, and then the Commission will conduct an investigation, that way there are no lawyers involved, meaning no delays.

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