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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