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Jan 4
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From WorkBoat: David v. Goliath: Tug operators score win over big ocean carriers

In a recent article on WorkBoat, AWO’s Executive Vice President & COO Jennifer Carpenter explains the significance of the newly enacted Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017. The new law mandates Federal Maritime Commission oversight of ocean carrier alliances, and bars ocean carriers from jointly negotiating towing vessel rates and services provided within U.S. ports, ensuring balance and fairness to the commercial relationship between harbor service providers and their ocean carrier customers.