On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the "Ocean Shipping Reform Act" with a 364-60 vote in favor of the bill. This act will address the crazy shipping supply chain crisis.
The bill was introduced by Rep. John Garamendi in August, and requires the shipping companies to adhere to "minimum service standards that meet the public interest."
The legislation bars shipping carriers and port operators from retaliating against a shipper, a shipper's agent, or a motor carrier by threatening to withhold cargo space.
"This is just one of several bills that we will pass that build on the success of the bipartisan infrastructure law. In there, there are billions of dollars — $17 billion, in fact — for ports and waterways, for commerce to run more smoothly," Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, said of the bill on Wednesday.
The bill increases Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) funding by 10% and directs the FMC to release an annual report on shipping operators and marine terminal operators filing false certifications. It also creates a new shipping exchange registry to better relay carrier data.
"I'm pleased that House leadership heeded my call for additional legislative action that tackles the wide range of challenges posed by supply chain disruptions," said Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, on Wednesday.
We have been struggling with a supply chain crisis for months. Will this be a solution to our problems? I sure hope so!
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