Agriculture coalition backs US reform act targeting container lines

Foreign container lines are the targets in a new legislative draft aimed at compelling container carriers to transport US agricultural exports. The draft bill receives full backing from export coalition.

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A coalition of just under 100 companies and export organizations from the US agricultural industry fully supports a draft bill, which is designed to compel container carriers to freight US-produced exports.

Currently being processed in the US Congress, the bill, known as the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021, is intended to compel foreign container lines arriving in US ports to take on agricultural commodities that will be exported upon departure.

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