Believe you were wronged by a carrier and/or marine terminal? Find the following information provided by the Agriculture Transportation Coalition on how to register an issue. The Agriculture Transportation Coalition provides a form to assist all exporters, importers, forwarders, truckers, Customs Brokers, and NVO’s to respond to the Federal Maritime Commission’s investigation of carrier and marine terminal practices.
Please click HERE to access the Form to Submit Demurrage, Detention, and Export Restriction Information.
Federal Maritime Commissioners are concerned that ocean carriers and terminals are not following the guidance provided in the Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping Act. In addition, they are concerned with ocean carrier and marine terminal behavior that impedes empty container return and carriage of US exports.
The FMC has invited shippers and truckers with specific allegations of unreasonable carrier/terminal behavior, to submit complaints and supporting evidence.
Please contact your Western Overseas representative if you have any further questions.