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ACC Welcomes Senate Action to Pass Ocean Shipping Reforms

Scott Jensen

WASHINGTON (April 1, 2022) — The Senate unanimously approved the Ocean Shipping Reform Act on Thursday to help address long-standing issues in the maritime industry.

The following statement regarding the Senate vote can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council:

“Ocean carriers have left U.S. manufacturers stranded at the dock. Building on the House legislation, Senators Klobuchar and Thune have done a terrific job advancing a bill that will help prevent ocean carriers from penalizing American producers and refusing to ship U.S. exports.

“With many of our members reporting serious delays and other problems with maritime shipments - we commend the Senate for acting and strongly encourage President Biden to sign the Ocean Shipping Reform Act when it reaches his desk.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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