FMC member: Alliances should plan for collapses

One member of the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), William Doyle, calls for other members of a container alliance to take responsibility when a member collapses, reports the Journal of Commerce.

Photo: PR-foto/Hanjin Shipping

Can the other members of a container alliance be held responsible when one carrier in an alliance folds, as was the case with Hanjin Shipping, whose vessels have been floating idly around with crews and cargoes on board after the South Korean carrier filed for court receivership.

Yes they can, according to William Doyle, one of the five commissioners on the US Federal Maritime Commission.

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