Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/969

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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG., 3D SESS.-CH. 722-SEPT. 18 , 1940 cable thereto, and to provide reasonable facilities for operating such through routes, and to make reasonable rules and regulations with respect to their operation and providing for reasonable compensa- tion to those entitled thereto. Common carriers by water may estab- lish reasonable through routes and rates, fares, charges, and classifi- cations applicable thereto with common carriers by motor vehicle. In the case of joint rates, fares, or charges it shall be the duty of the carriers parties thereto to establish just, reasonable, and equitable divisions thereof, which shall not unduly prefer or prejudice any of such carriers. "(c) It shall be unlawful for any common carrier by water to make, give, or cause any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to any particular person, port, port district, gateway, transit point, locality, region, district, territory, or description of traffic in any respect whatsoever; or to subject any particular person, port, port district, gateway, transit point, locality, region, district, territory, or description of traffic to any unjust discrimination or any undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage in any respect whatsoever: Provided, That this subsection shall not be construed to apply to discriminations, prejudice, or disadvantage to the traffic of any other carrier of whatever description. Differences in the classifications, rates, fares, charges, rules, regulations, and practices of a water carrier in respect of water transportation from those in effect by a rail carrier with respect to rail transportation shall not be deemed to constitute unjust discrimination, prejudice, or disadvantage, or an unfair or destructive competitive practice, within the meaning of any provision of this Act. "(d) All common carriers by water shall, according to their respec- tive powers, afford all reasonable, proper, and equal facilities for the interchange of traffic between their respective lines and connecting lines, and for the receiving, forwarding, and delivering of passengers or property to and from connecting lines; and shall not discriminate in their rates, fares, and charges between connecting lines, or unduly prejudice any connecting line in the distribution of traffic that is not specifically routed by the shipper. As used in this subsection the term 'connecting line' means the connecting line of any common carrier by water or any common carrier subject to part I. " TARIFFS AND SCHEDULES "SEC. 306. (a) Every common carrier by water shall file with the Commission, and print, and keep open to public inspection tariffs showing all rates, fares, charges, classifications, rules, regulations, and practices for the transportation in interstate or foreign commerce of passengers and property between places on its own route, and between such places and places on the route of any other such carrier or on the route of any common carrier by railroad or by motor vehicle, when a through route and joint rate shall have been established. Such tariffs shall plainly state the places between which property or passengers will be carried, the classification of property or passengers and, sepa- rately, all terminal charges, or other charges which the Commission shall require to be so stated, all privileges or facilities granted or allowed, and any rules or regulations which in anywise change, affect, or determine any part or the aggregate of such rates, fares, or charges, or the value of the service rendered to the passenger, shipper, or consignee. "(b) All charges of common carriers by water shall be stated in lawful money of the United States. The Commission shall by regulations prescribe the form and manner in which the tariffs 935 Joint rates. Undue preference. Unjust discrimina- tion. Proviso. Application of sub- section. Rail and water rates. Facilities for inter- change of traffic. Rates. " Connecting line" defined. Ante, p. 899. Tariffs and sched- ules. Rejection author- ized.