PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 722-SEPT. 18, 1940 Reconsignments, etc., liability of bene- ficial owner. Employees. Power to administer oaths, etc. 39 Stat. 728. 47 Stat. 1425. 46 U. S.C . 1§801- 842, 843-848; Supp. V, 1§804-848 . 49 Stat. 1987. 46U. S. a ., Supp. V, § 1115. 47 Stat. 1425,1427. 46 U. . C.C. 844, 847; Supp. V, §§ 844, 847. 39 Stat. 728. 46U.S.C. 801. 41 Stat. 999 . 48 U.S.C . §883,884; Supp. V, §§ 883,884 . 39 Stat. 733. 46 U.S. C. 1814. Repeal. 45 Stat. 980. 49U.S .C ., Supp.V, 153 (e). Proviso. Continuance of cer- tificates of public con- venience, etc. Ante, p . 941. against the beneficial owner named by the consignee begun within said period. On shipments reconsigned or diverted by an agent who has furnished the carrier with a notice of agency and the proper name and address of the beneficial owner, and where such shipments are refused or abandoned at ultimate destination, the said beneficial owner shall be liable for all legally applicable charges in connection therewith.
"SEC. 319. The Commission is authorized to employ such experts, assistants, special agents, examiners, attorneys, and other employees as in its judgment may be necessary or advisable for the convenience of the public and for the efficient administration of this part. Such examiners shall have power to administer oaths, examine witnesses, and receive evidence. "REPEALS "SEC. 320. (a) The Shipping Act, 1916, as amended, and the Inter- coastal Shipping Act, 1933, as amended, are hereby repealed insofar as they are inconsistent with any provision of this part and insofar as they provide for the regulation of, or the making of agreements relating to, transportation of persons or property by water in commerce which is within the jurisdiction of the Commission under the provisions of this part; and any other provisions of law are hereby repealed insofar as they are inconsistent with any provision of this part. "(b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed to repeal- "(1) section 205 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, or any provision of law providing penalties for violations of such section 205; "(2) the third sentence of section 2 of the Intercoastal Shipping Act, 1933, as amended, as extended by section 5 of such Act, or any provision of law providing penalties for violations of such section 2; "(3) the provisions of the Shipping Act, 1916, as amended, in- sofar as such Act provides for the regulation of persons included within the term 'other person subject to this Act', as defined in such Act; "(4) sections 27 and 28 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, as amended. "(c) Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed to affect the pro- visions of section 15 of the Shipping Act, 1916, so as to prevent any water carrier subject to the provisions of this part from entering into any agreement under the provisions of such section 15 with respect to transportation not subject to the provisions of this part in which such carrier may be engaged. "(d) Nothing in this part shall be construed to affect any law of navigation, the admiralty jurisdiction of the courts of the United States, liabilities of vessels and their owners for loss or damage, or laws respecting seamen, or any other maritime law, regulation, or custom not in conflict with the provisions of this part. "(e) Subsecti(e) e) of section 3 of the Inland Waterways Corpora- tion Act of June 7, 1924, as amended (U. S. C ., title 49, sec. 153 (e)), is hereby repealed as of October 1, 1940: Provided, however, That (1) any certificate of public convenience and necessity granted to any carrier pursuant to the provisions of such subsection (e) shall continue in effect as though issued under the provisions of section 309 of the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended; and (2) through routes and joint rates, and rules, regulations, and practices relating thereto, put into effect pursuant to the provisions of such subsection (e) shall, after 950 [54 STAT.