US agency looking at cargo levy

The US Federal Maritime Commission is considering a new levy for cargo going into the US from British Columbia, according to the Globe and Mail. It is being reported that the chairman of the agency Richard Lidinsky is investigating whether or not to "level the playing field," for run-down American ports which lose container-cargo business to newer Canadian ports.

Published: Wednesday, 10/05/2011 12:00 am EDT

The US Federal Maritime Commission is considering a new levy for cargo going into the US from British Columbia, according to the Globe and Mail. It is being reported that the chairman of the agency Richard Lidinsky is investigating whether or not to "level the playing field," for run-down American ports which lose container-cargo business to newer Canadian ports.

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