ShipStore web site ShipStore advertising
testata inforMARE
ShipStore web site ShipStore advertising

17 settembre 2019 Il quotidiano on-line per gli operatori e gli utenti del trasporto 23:13 GMT+2

16 DICEMBRE 1996


Under US law, military cargoes must be shipped aboard US registry vessels

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission ruled on 10 Dec. that the U.S. Department of Defense cannot ship commercial military cargo via foreign-registry lines on U.S.-registry ships. The ruling affects three lines, but the decision was viewed as a precedent. The U.S. Military Sealift Command has tried since 1988 to solicit bids from foreign lines that charter space on U.S.-registry ships, with the intent that competition may lower rates. Under U.S. law, military cargoes must be shipped aboard U.S.-registry vessels, but the department argued that since the cargoes were aboard U.S. ships, foreign lines who charter space on them should be able to compete for business. The 10 Dec. ruling involved Sea-Land Service Inc., which has space-sharing agreements with P.& O. Containers Ltd. and Nedlloyd Lines B.V. In June 1995, F.M.C. administrative law judge Frederick Dolan Jr. ruled that restrictions in space-sharing agreements violate the Shipping Act of 1984, which forbids carriers from allocating shippers in space-sharing arangements and prohibits a line from soliciting cargo from a specific shipper except under applicable laws of countries. A lawsuit filed by Sea-Land is pending in a federal appeals court. The F.M.C. agreed that the charter agreements amounted to allocating shippers, but said that in this case a different law required that restriction.

PSA Genova Pra'

Leggi le notizie in formato Acrobat Reader®. Iscriviti al servizio gratuito.

Cerca il tuo albergo
Data di arrivo
Data di partenza

Indice Prima pagina Indice notizie

- Piazza Matteotti 1/3 - 16123 Genova - ITALIA
tel.: 010.2462122, fax: 010.2516768, e-mail