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Tells FMC that shipper associations still don't have case against conference's handling of service contracts.
The Trans-Atlantic Agreement has urged the Federal Maritime Commission to reject a second plea by two Danish shippers' associations to seek a court injunction against the conference.
For months the associations -- Danish Consolidation Services (DCS) and Container Freight International (CFI) -- have been trying to persuade the FMC seek an injunction against TAA carriers for alleged discrimination under the 1984 Shipping Act.
The associations are angry at TAA's refusal to provide them the same 1994 service contract terms offered other TAA shippers holding 1993 contracts.
In April, the FMC turned down a request to seek an immediate injunction against the conference. But at the same time the commission left the door open …