U.S.A. is creating a new structure to control sea carriers

The United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced last Friday in July that it would establish a new office to deal with enforcement and compliance by ocean carriers who have abused their position to collect extraordinary charges from US customers. These actions will strengthen the position of the American administration in the field of guarding American maritime and overseas businesses.

More than a year ago, US transporters and shippers complained about monopoly practices by many shipping operators, which caused bottlenecks in ports and inland supply chains, and even threatened the export of US goods.

BEIC (Bureau of Enforcement, Investigations, and Compliance) is created after an internal study of the agency’s enforcement and compliance activities, which showed that restructuring and merging enforcement and compliance programs will result in a more efficient, coordinated and flexible activity of the maritime administration from initiation to completion of an investigation.

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