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Commentary

“Act of the shipper” is the common way of referring to the exception to carrier cargo liability that exists when the shipper’s conduct is the cause of in-transit loss or damage. This defense covers the shipper’s acts and its omissions — failures to act. 

News & Analysis

25 May 2017
Legislators’ recent interest in rewriting the Shipping Act of 1984 has been sparked by third-party suppliers’ fears of alliances having too much power.
24 May 2017
Commissioners at a regular FMC meeting on Wednesday called into question their capacity to fulfill the agency’s role as a voice for its stakeholder community, scrutinizing the so-called “notices of inquiry”, which allow the public to weigh in on pertinent issues.
24 May 2017
The legislation was sought by resin exporters.
22 May 2017
Such a move already has support on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have been weighing options to strengthen Federal Maritime Commission safeguards against collusion among carriers in the world’s three major VSAs.
11 May 2017
US Customs and Border Protection sided with the oil and gas industry over Jones Act supporters in the first major test of how the act’s US-flag shipping requirements will be interpreted under the Trump administration.
10 May 2017
If there was any sign of foul play, “we’d investigate,” the Federal Maritime Commission acting chairman Michael Khouri said at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.
09 May 2017
The move will impact port and supply chain investments under the Belt and Road program.
08 May 2017
A new paper says beneficial cargo owners are largely to blame for the poor service levels of today’s liner shipping industry.
03 May 2017
Legislators said their interest in the area has been piqued by a broader inquiry into possible collusion among carriers in the world’s three major vessel-sharing agreements.
02 May 2017
The US Federal Maritime Commissioners voted 4-0 to reject ‘K’-Line, MOL, and NYK Line’s plan to share information with each other ahead of the merging of their container operations in July