FMC launches audit unit to examine container market

US maritime authority FMC launches a new audit unit for ocean freight. Among other things, the unit will solicit additional information from major container carriers to better monitor the freight market.

Daniel B. Maffei, Commissioner, FMC | Photo: FMC

With a new audit unit, the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) intensifies its focus on competition in the container market.

The maritime authority has established the Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Audit Program with the aim of ensuring that companies involved in ocean freight to the US comply with the FMC's rules for detention and demurrage related to the handling of goods, according to an announcement from FMC.

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