U.S. Congress Takes Aim At Container Carriers To Ease Crisis



Brendan Murray | Bloomberg

Container shipping companies enjoying the best of times for profitability and the worst of times for global supply-chain reliability are ending the year hoping Washington doesn’t make the problems even tougher to resolve.

The House plans this week to vote on a bill (H.R. 4996) to address container disruptions and to beef up the Federal Maritime Commission’s enforcement, Bloomberg Government’s Lillianna Byington reports.

Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota said he and Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, will introduce a companion bill. Lawmakers from rural states are pushing for changes to help American farmers sell more of their goods abroad.

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