August 2021


FMC Orders Carriers to Justify US Port Congestion Surcharges

Just two weeks after launching an audit of container lines, US maritime regulators have ordered eight carriers to show how congestion surcharges and other fees tied to the pandemic-driven supply chain disruption meet legal and regulatory requirements. Carriers have already begun levying a new wave of surcharges for August. The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) on Wednesday said it was launching

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