FMC urges container carriers to clarify fees

Additional fees charged for delayed arrivals or container pick-ups in ports must be clearly stated on container lines' websites, and there must be clear procedures for customer disputes, urges US maritime authority FMC.

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Container carriers must improve three areas as soon as possible, with the aim of clarifying additional charges for containers that are delivered late or left too long in ports.

This is the message in maritime authority US Federal Maritime Commission's letter to 25 container carriers and trade association International Shipping Council (ISC), according to an announcement from FMC.

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