H.R. 12796 (93rd): A bill to amend the Shipping Act, 1916, in order to prohibit the practice of port equalization.


Feb 13, 1974
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William Minshall Jr.

Representative for Ohio's 23rd congressional district


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2/13/1974--Introduced.Prohibits, under the Shipping Act of 1916, the practice of port equalization. Defines the term "port equalization" to mean the practice whereby a carrier absorbs the additional cost involved in ... Read more >

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Feb 13, 1974

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