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Shipper associations claim TAA discriminates by refusing to give them same rates as proprietary shippers.
Two Danish shipper associations have presented the Federal Maritime Commission with further evidence of what they claim is discrimination by the Trans-Atlantic Agreement.
The associations -- Danish Consolidation Services (DCS) and Container Freight International (CFI) say the TAA illegally refused to offer the same "business plan" rates offered proprietary shippers.
The TAA has said the business plan was merely an invitation to open negotiations for 1994 service contracts, and was not a binding commitment to offer that rate to everyone.
DCS and CSI don't see it that way. They argue that TAA illegally discriminated against them by charging them higher rates and refusing to offer the same 1994 service contract terms offered all other TAA shippers holding 1993 contracts. …