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10 December 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 01:49 GMT+1



September 27, 2019

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Normative American FMC lightens the obligations at the expense of the oceanic carriers of line

Received part of the request introduced from the World Shipping Council

Yesterday the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the American federal agency that orders the activities of international the marine transport with the USA, has emitted a decree with which it exempts the oceanic companies of navigation publishing essential clauses of service contracts. The pronunciamento is emitted as a result of a request introduced in September from 2018 from the World Shipping Council, the organization that represents the main companies of world-wide navigation of line, with which wondered a lightening for the obligations normative tax from the 40502 codicils (a) (b) of title 46 of the American federal Code

Up to now, in fact, the Shipping Act obligated the navigation companies to publish some essential conditions of service contracts, between which the ports of origin and destination of cargos, the nature of the goods transported, the minimal volume of the goods and the duration of the service contract.

The Federal Maritime Commission has instead rejected the demand for the World Shipping Council to exempt the companies from the obligation of warehouse of the service contract as - has explained the American federal agency - the FMC has stated not to be able to determine if such exemption would not have turned out harmful for the commercial exchanges.

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