39 U.S. Code § 5603 - Transportation of mail by vessel as freight or express

The Postal Service may require that mail be transported by freight or express when—
(1) there is no competition on a water route and the rate or compensation asked is excessive; or
(2) no proposal is received.
A common carrier by water that fails or refuses to transport the mail when required to do so under this section shall be fined not more than $500 for each day of refusal.

Source

(Pub. L. 91–375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 773.)

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