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FMC to Review Ocean Carrier Detention and Demurrage Practices


Many importers have been forced to pay large amounts to ocean carriers for detention and demurrage charges. The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has been reviewing these trade practices and have warned ocean carriers that violations of FMC rules can lead to penalties. Importers may wish to contact the FMC to voice their specific concerns. The FMC can be contacted by email at complaints@fmc.gov.


The FMC notice can be found here - https://www.fmc.gov/information-demand-on-detention-demurrage-practices-to-be-issued/


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