50 MILE CONTAINER RULES

Article discussing the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) decision that the 50 Mile Container Rules violate the shipping laws. These rules provide that the Longshoremen have the exclusive right to load and unload on the piers containers owned or leased by the shipping companies if the containers otherwise would have been loaded or unloaded within 50 miles of the piers. In its decision, the FMC found that the shipping companies' denial of containers to trucking companies, warehouses and nonvessel operating common carriers located within 50 miles of the piers is discriminatory and constitutes an unreasonable practice. Includes a background of the legal issues of these rules, and the economic impacts ensuing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Regular Common Carrier Conference, ATA

    2200 Mill Road, Suite 350
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314-4677
  • Authors:
    • Williams, K M
  • Publication Date: 1987-11

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  • Accession Number: 00607478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM