FMC to issue new guidance on detention and demurrage

The US Federal Maritime Commission will create more clarity in complaints regarding carrier surcharges and compensation ensuing from bottlenecks and delayed goods at US ports.

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US maritime authority Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has voted to issue new guidance in order to clarify conflicts related to delayed goods at US ports, writes FMC in an announcement.

The maritime authority has decided to issue a policy statement on the possibilities of seeking compensation for losses at, for instance, shipping companies and within land transport, when goods are delayed at port terminals or at sea in violation of US legislation.

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