FMC set to review ‘costly and unfair’ demurrage and detention fees

September 9, 2019 Gavin van Marle

The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is backing proposals aimed at reforming how demurrage and detention fees are levied by ocean carriers on shippers. 
The main change would be that charges be suspended in cases when shippers and their 3PLs are prevented from moving cargo out of terminals by factors beyond their control.
Following an 18-month investigation into the topic by FMC commissioner Rebecca Dye, the FMC announced on Friday it had ...

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