National Fisheries Institute Statement on House Passed Ocean Shipping Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – December 8, 2021 — Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan ocean shipping bill designed to begin updating shipping regulations and hopefully address some of the backlogs in the supply chain.
The Bill is a good start and is a recognition that Washington can and should play a role in fixing a broken value chain. Especially for small businesses, the supply chain crisis continues unabated and whether it’s preventing shipping lines from sending empty containers back or expanding U.S. enforcement powers, a focus on these issues now is needed.
Reference: Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (HR 4996)