(From Lloyds List)
Byline: Proposed legislation 'would bring container traffic to a halt', writes Janet Porter
INTERNATIONAL container traffic to and from the US would come to a standstill if one of the more extreme proposals now before Congress is adopted, a powerful group of shipowners predicted yesterday.
The World Shipping Council, which represents liner shipping interests in Washington, fully supports steps already enacted to tighten security along the supply chain and agrees with some of the additional measures now under consideration.
But one draft amendment to the Safe and Accountable Foreign Enterprises Act would result in chaos …