FMC TACKLES PER DIEM, DEMURRAGE

Per diem and demurrage charges have long been a thorn in the side of motor carriers, forwarders/brokers and cargo owners alike. These industry segments formed the Coalition for Fair Port Practices and called upon the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to review the unfair practice, amount and application of these fees.  Their voices were heard.  The FMC voted unanimously to investigate their claims.