Regulatory Features of Shipping Bill: Hearings Before the Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Sixty-fourth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 14337, to Regulate Carriers by Water Engaged in the Foreign and Interstate Commerce of the United States. April 13 to 22, 1916
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1916 - Freight and freightage - 197 pages
Considers legislation on rebates, price-fixing agreements, and pooling arrangements in water carrier freight trade.
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Page 78 - ... a greater or less compensation for any service rendered, or to be rendered, in the transportation of passengers or property, subject to the provisions of this act, than it charges, demands, collects, or receives from any other person or persons for doing for him or them a like and contemporaneous service in the transportation of a like kind of traffic under substantially similar circumstances and conditions, such common carrier shall be deemed guilty of unjust discrimination, which is hereby...
Page 75 - Upon such filing, the court shall cause notice thereof to be served upon such person, and thereupon shall have jurisdiction of the proceeding and of the question determined therein, and shall have power to grant such temporary relief or restraining order as it deems just and proper, and to make and enter upon the pleadings, testimony, and proceedings set forth in such transcript a decree enforcing, modifying, and enforcing as so modified^ or setting aside in whole or in part the order of the Board.
Page 10 - An Act to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies...
Page 6 - ... allotting ports or restricting or otherwise regulating the number and character of sailings between ports; limiting or regulating in any way the volume or character of freight or passenger traffic to be carried; or in any manner providing for an exclusive, preferential, or co-operative working arrangement. The term "agreement" in this section includes understandings, conferences, and other arrangements.
Page 75 - That no common carrier by water in foreign commerce shall demand, charge, or collect any rate, fare, or charge which is unjustly discriminatory between shippers or ports, or unjustly prejudicial to exporters of the United States as compared with their foreign competitors.
Page 6 - That nothing in this Act shall prevent the carriage, storage, or handling of property free or at reduced rates for the United States, State, or municipal governments...
Page 75 - ... it shall make a report in writing in which it shall state its findings as to the facts, and shall issue and cause to be served on such person...
Page 7 - ... by such corporation, who, alone or with any other corporation, company, person or party, shall willfully do or cause to be done, or shall willingly suffer or permit to be done, any act, matter or thing in this act prohibited or declared to be unlawful...
Page 76 - ... principal office or place of business. The verified return by the person so serving said complaint, order, or other process setting forth the manner of said service shall be proof of the same, and the return postoffice receipt for said complaint, order, or other process registered and mailed as aforesaid shall be proof of the service of the same.
Page 40 - The board may by order disapprove, cancel, or modify any agreement, or any modification or cancellation thereof, whether or not previously approved by it, that it finds to be unjustly discriminatory or unfair as between carriers, shippers, exporters. importers, or ports, or between exporters from the United States and their foreign competitors, or to operate to the detriment of the commerce of the United States, or to be in violation of this act, and shall approve all other agreements modifications.