USDEC, NMPF pleased with Ocean Shipping Reform Act progress

The U.S. Dairy Export Council and National Milk Producers Federation say they commend the U.S. House for passing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.

The legislation is designed to help alleviate delays in shipping U.S. goods to foreign markets like Asia, which have been difficult to supply as American producers struggle with high fees and empty containers being rushed back to China.

USDEC President and CEO Krysta Harden says her group worked to generate broad bipartisan support for the legislation, and the vote shows the urgency of the issue and the need for reform.  Harden says the legislation is needed to both alleviate short-term congestion and to ensure the reputation of the United States as a reliable supplier.

The bill is now in the Senate.

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