Shipping Crisis — FMC Starting to Do Something?

On February 15, Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Rebecca Dye detailed how shippers can file complaints with the FMC. On February 11, FMC Chair Daniel Maffei accused ocean carriers of bilking shippers for unfair fees. On February 4, the FMC requested comments on a proposal on whether the FMC should flesh out further and enforce its interpretative rule against unfair detention and demurrage fees. TGA plans to submit comments in favor of the proposal. Comments are due March 17. TGA continues to push President Biden to take action to end the shipping crisis and provide immediate relief to the industry.