46 U.S. Code § 40904 - Compensation by common carriers
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(a) Certification of License and Services.— A common carrier may compensate an ocean freight forwarder for a shipment dispatched for others only when the ocean freight forwarder has certified in writing that it holds an ocean transportation intermediary’s license (if required under section 40901 of this title) and has—
(1) engaged, booked, secured, reserved, or contracted directly with the carrier or its agent for space aboard a vessel or confirmed the availability of the space; and
(b) Dual Compensation.— A common carrier may not pay compensation for services described in subsection (a) more than once on the same shipment.
(c) Beneficial Interest Shipments.— An ocean freight forwarder may not receive compensation from a common carrier for a shipment in which the ocean freight forwarder has a direct or indirect beneficial interest. A common carrier may not knowingly pay compensation on that shipment.
(d) Limits on Authority of Conference or Group.— A conference or group of two or more ocean common carriers in the foreign commerce of the United States that is authorized to agree on the level of compensation paid to an ocean freight forwarder may not—
(1) deny a member of the conference or group the right, upon notice of not more than 5 days, to take independent action on any level of compensation paid to an ocean freight forwarder; or
Source(Pub. L. 109–304, § 7,Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1539.)
|Revised Section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|Pub. L. 98–237, § 19(e), Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 88; Pub. L. 105–258, title I, § 116, Oct. 14, 1998, 112 Stat. 1912.|
In this section, the words “ocean freight forwarder” are substituted for “ocean transportation intermediary, as defined in section 1702(17)(A) of this Appendix” and “ocean transportation intermediary” because the definition of “ocean transportation intermediary” in section 1702(17)(A) contains a definition of “ocean freight forwarder” which is restated as a separate definition.
In subsection (d)(1), the word “calendar” is omitted as unnecessary.