On Thursday, June 16, 2022, the President signed into law:

S. 3580, the “Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022,” which authorizes appropriations for the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for fiscal years 2022 through 2025; establishes additional requirements and prohibited conduct for ocean carriers; requires the FMC to issue rules related to certain fee assessments, prohibited practices, and establishment of a shipping registry; and authorizes the FMC under certain circumstances to issue an emergency order requiring common carriers to share information directly with shippers and rail and motor carriers.

Thank you to Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Thune, Maria Cantwell, and Roger Wicker and Representatives Peter DeFazio, Sam Graves, John Garamendi, and Dusty Johnson for their leadership.

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