Amazon, Ikea and Walmart join new FMC shipper committee

Amazon, Ikea, Walmart and 21 other trade majors join the Federal Maritime Commission's newly formed shipper committee to share perspectives and help shape ocean freight policy in the chaotic container market.

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The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has launched a new committee, National Shipper Advisory Committee (NSAC), to advise the committee on policies that will ensure better terms for shippers.

The new committee is made up of 24 members representing a broad range of companies exporting and importing goods to and from the US, among these Amazon, Ikea and Wallmart.

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