Cargo Shipper

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The term "cargo shipper" is defined as a vessel which, during navigation, transit or transportation upon hulls, freights or disbursements, or other ship owner interests, transports goods, wares, merchandise and all other personal property and interests therein, in the course of exportation from or importation into any country or transportation coastwise.

The U.S. Coast Guard Carries out laws of the Federal Maritime Commission.

U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Office

Commander 11th District Coast Guard Island Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 437-3701

The Federal Maritime Commission investigates discriminatory rates, charges, classifications, and practices of ocean common carriers, terminal operators, and freight forwarders operating in the foreign and/or domestic offshore commerce of the U.S. Reviews and monitors agreements of common carriers and other persons engaged in the U.S. foreign commerce.

Federal Maritime Commission

800 N Capitol Street, NW

Washington, DC 20573

(202) 523-5783

For questions on licensing:

California Department of Insurance

Consumer Communications Bureau

300 South Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 897-8921

(800) 927-4357

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