Detention and demurrage petition gains more support

Additional shippers and logistics companies have expressed support on a call for the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to provide guidelines on detention and demurrage charges. In December, a group of 25 shippers and logistics companies, called the Coalition for Fair Port Practices, asked the FMC to address fees imposed on shippers when they can’t pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.

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