FMC Broadens Ocean Carrier Inquiry to Examine Surcharges

In addition to its fact-finding mission targeting excessive container fees, limited container availability and potential carrier retaliation against shippers, the Federal Maritime Commission is launching an inquiry into ocean carrier surcharges – including congestion surcharges related to the ongoing surge in freight demand.

Eight ocean carriers have been asked to provide the FMC's Bureau of Enforcement with details about their congestion surcharges and any related charges. The expedited inquiry...

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