FMC Presented with a Detention and Demurrage Petition

The Trade Community is Supportive A variety of freight forwarders, customs brokers and shippers' associations sent letters to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) supporting a petition filed in December by the Coalition for Fair Port Practices asking the agency to address fees imposed on shippers when they can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.  The goal of the coalitions request is to bring about more reasonable demurrage and detention practices for cargo moving through our nation’s seaports.”    American Cotton Shippers Association President William May said, “Our members have experienced repeated incidents of severe…

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J.W. Allen & Company Visits Capitol Hill

Posted September 22, 2016
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FMC Statement Regarding the Status of Hanjin Shipping

Posted September 6, 2016
Category Company News
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is aware that Hanjin Shipping has advised its customers that the company’s application to engage in a voluntary restructuring process was denied by its creditors. The Commission is also aware that Hanjin Shipping has disclosed it has filed for court receivership and that these two actions combined have caused uncertainty among the American shipping community about cargo in transit with Hanjin. For U.S.-based shippers and cargo owners trying to determine what options they have, the Commission shares this initial guidance: • This is a non-United States legal matter at the moment. Hanjin Shipping is a…

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