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FMC launches new unit for enforcement of US shipping law

The Federal Maritime Commission has appointed a new unit with the task of investigating and prosecuting those violating the country’s shipping legislation.

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US authority the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is dialing up its investigative and prosecution functions in order to enforce the country’s Shipping Act.

The FMC has established a new unit by the name Bureau of Enforcement, Investigations, and Compliance (BEIC), effective immediately, according to a statement issued Monday.

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