2017 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle VIII - Miscellaneous
Chapter 805 - Safe Containers for International Cargo
Sec. 80501 - Definitions

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 80501 (2017)
Section Name §80501. Definitions
Section Text

In this chapter:

(1) Container.—The term "container" has the meaning given that term in the Convention.

(2) Convention.—The term "Convention" means the International Convention for Safe Containers, and its annexes, done at Geneva, Switzerland, December 2, 1972.

(3) International transport.—The term "international transport" means the transportation of a container between—

(A) a place in a foreign country and a place in the jurisdiction of the United States; or

(B) two places outside the United States by United States carriers.


(4) Owner.—The term "owner" includes the lessee or bailee of a container if a written lease or bailment provides for the lessee or bailee to exercise the owner's responsibility for maintaining and examining the container.

(5) Safety approval plate.—The term "safety approval plate" has the meaning given that term in annex I of the Convention.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §11, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1694.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
80501 46 App.:1501. Pub. L. 95–208, §2, Dec. 13, 1977, 91 Stat. 1475.

In the definition of "international transport", subparagraphs (A) and (B) are substituted for 46 App. U.S.C. 1501(d)(1)–(3) to eliminate unnecessary words.

In the definition of "owner", the words "includes the lessee or bailee of a container if a written lease or bailment provides for the lessee or bailee to exercise the owner's responsibility for maintaining and examining the container" are substituted for "means a person who owns a container, or, if a written lease or bailment provides for the lessee or bailee to exercise the owner's responsibility for maintaining and examining the container, the lessee or bailee of a container, to the extent such agreement so provides" to eliminate unnecessary words.

The definition of "Secretary" is omitted because a complete reference to the appropriate Secretary is used the first time the Secretary is named in each section. Throughout this chapter, the phrase "Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating" is substituted for "Secretary of Transportation" because the Coast Guard has been transferred to the Department of Homeland Security (except when operating as a service in the Navy) by section 888 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–296, 116 Stat. 2249).

The definition of "United States" is omitted because "United States" is defined in chapter 1 of the revised title. The definitions of "new container" and "existing container" are omitted as obsolete.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle VIII - Miscellaneous
CHAPTER 805 - SAFE CONTAINERS FOR INTERNATIONAL CARGO
Sec. 80501 - Definitions
Contains section 80501
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 91 Stat. 1475
116 Stat. 2249
120 Stat. 1694
Public Law References Public Law 95-208, Public Law 107-296, Public Law 109-304
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