2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle VI - Clearance, Tonnage Taxes, and Duties
Chapter 601 - Arrival and Departure Requirements
Sec. 60108 - Duty to transport tendered cargo

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 60108 (2016)
Section Name §60108. Duty to transport tendered cargo
Section Text

Clearance may be refused to a vessel or vehicle transporting cargo destined for a domestic or foreign port when the owner, master, or other individual in charge refuses to accept cargo tendered in good condition, with proper charges, for the same or an intermediate port by a citizen of the United States. This section does not apply if the vessel or vehicle is already fully loaded (giving appropriate consideration to its proper loading) or is not adaptable to transport the tendered cargo.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §9(b), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1676.)

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Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
60108 46 App.:834. Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 451, §36, 39 Stat. 738.

Only the word "cargo" is used, instead of "merchandise", "freight", and "cargo", for consistency in the section.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle VI - Clearance, Tonnage Taxes, and Duties
Sec. 60108 - Duty to transport tendered cargo
Contains section 60108
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 39 Stat. 738
120 Stat. 1676
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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