An ongoing Federal Maritime Commission investigation hopes to bring a much-needed clarity to how marine terminal demurrage and ocean carrier detention charges are levied on shippers to ensure the nation’s ocean borne commerce moves efficiently. Shippers have long complained that carriers and terminals use these fees as a punitive measure to combat excess free time and as a revenue generator. As reported in American Shipper: https://www.americanshipper.com/Main/News/FMC_clarifying_reasonable_demurrage_detention_fees_72454.aspx?taxonomy=Ocean1
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