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[75 Stat. 765]
[75 Stat. 765]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

76 S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 8 7 - 3 4 6 - O C T. 3, 1961


to public inspection tariffs showing all the rates and charges of such carrier or conference of carriers for transportation to and from United States ports and foreign ports between all points on its own route and on any through route which has been established. Such tariffs shall plainly show the places between which freight will be carried, and shall contain the classification of freight in force, and shall also state separately such terminal or other charge, privilege, or facility under the control of the carrier or conference of carriers which is granted or allowed, and any rules or regulations which in anywise change, affect, or determine any part or the aggregate of such aforesaid rates, or charges, and shall include specimens of any bill of lading, contract of affreightment, or other document evidencing the transportation agreement. Copies of such tariff's shall be made available to any person and a reasonable charge may be made therefor. The requirements of this section shall not be applicable to cargo loaded and carried in bulk without mark or count. "(2) No change shall be made in rates, charges, classifications, rules ^°** changes. or regulations, which results in an increase in cost to the shipper, nor shall any new or initial rate of any common carrier by water in foreign commerce or conference of such carriers be instituted, except by the publication, and filing, as aforesaid, of a new tariff or tariffs which shall become effective not earlier than thirty days after the date of publication and filing thereof with the Commission, and each such tariff or tariffs shall plainly show the changes proposed to be made in the tariff or tariffs then in force and the time when the rates, charges, classifications, rules or regulations as changed are to become effective: Provided, however, That the Commission may, in its discretion and for good cause, allow such changes and such new or initial rates to become effective upon less than the period of thirty days herein specified. Any change in the rates, charges, or classifications, rules or regulations which results in a decreased cost to the shipper may become effective upon the publication and filing with the Commission. The term "tariff" as used m this paragraph shall include any amend- "Tariff, ment, supplement or reissue. "(3) No common carrier by water in foreign commerce or confer- collection of ence of such carriers shall charge or demand or collect or receive a oniy.*^ greater or less or different compensation for the transportation of property or for any service in connection therewith than the rates and charges which are specified in its tariffs on file with the Commission and duly published and in effect at the time; nor shall any such carrier rebate, refund, or remit in any manner or by any device any portion of the rates or charges so specified, nor extend or deny to any person any privilege or facility, except in accordance with such tariffs. "(4) The Commission shall by regulations prescribe the form and manner in which the tariffs required by this section shall be published and filed; and the Commission is authorized to reject any tariff filed with it which is not in conformity with this section and with such regulations. Upon rejection by the Commission, a tariff shall be void and its use unlawful. "(5) The Commission shall disapprove any rate or charge filed by a common carrier by water in the foreign commerce of the United States or conference of carriers which, after hearing, it finds to be so unreasonably high or low as to be detrimental to the commerce of the United States. " (6) Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be liable to Penalty. a penalty of not more than $1,000 for each day such violation continues, to be recovered by the United States in a civil action." SEC. 5. Section 20, Shipping Act, 1916, is amended by changing the ^ ^^^ g^f|period at the end thereof to a semicolon and adding the following: "or