THE ROLE OF THE AMERICAN OCEAN FREIGHT FORWARDER IN INTERMODAL CONTAINERIZED TRANSPORTATION

The American ocean freight forwarder, a person who arranges on behalf of an exporter for the exportation and transportation of cargo via an ocean carrier, has suffered a loss in business due to new containerized operations. Container carriers now offer door-to-door service, eliminating the need for freight forwarders. The article discusses this problem and then offers suggestions to the freight forwarders to enable them to expand their business while still remaining within the framework of the law. Special attention is given to various laws concerning freight forwarding and domestic and international transportation, especially Ex Parte No. 261 of the ICC, the Trade Simplification Act of 1969 of the DOT, and Docket No. 69-53 of the FMC. After discussing various methods in which the forwarders could operate, such as acting as a shipper's agent, using a shipping association, using an independent shippers' agent, and obtaining export and import rights under Section 410, Part IV of the ICA, the author concludes that the most feasible method of operation would be for the forwarders to group together and apply jointly for import and export rights.

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    Jefferson Law Book Company

    2100 Huntingdon Avenue
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21211
  • Authors:
    • ULLMAN, G H
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Accession Number: 00028643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM