Federal Maritime Commission Expands Investigation into Carrier Practices

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) expanded its investigation on Nov. 19 into whether carriers in alliances that call on the ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, New York, and/or New Jersey are violating federal regulations.

Practices under investigation for possible violations concern demurrage and detention, container return, and container availability for U.S. export cargoes, and other issues.

FMC’s Nov. 19 Supplemental Order expands the authority of its Fact Finding 29 order issued earlier this year.

This article comes from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Nov. 26, 2020, Grain Transportation Report.

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