Federal Maritime Commission Worries About Delays at Ports

The leadership of the Federal Maritime Commission says it is becoming worried that ocean carriers may be assessing unfair detention and demurrage charges at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., as well as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

In the past several months, those ports and several others have been operating at a record or near-record level as the U.S. transitions toward a more e-commerce-based economy and warehouses restock due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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