Friday, 09 March 2018 12:44

FMC starts formal investigation on detention and demurrage

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The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has voted to launch a formal investigation focused on practices of vessel operating common carriers and marine terminal operators related to detention, demurrage, and per diem charges.  As the designated Investigative Officer, Commissioner Rebecca Dye will have broad authority to conduct Fact Finding 28, including the power to issue subpoenas, to hold public and non-public sessions, and to require reports. Under this Order, she is charged with making recommendations for Commission action including investigations of prohibited acts; enforcement priorities; policies; rulemaking proceedings; or other actions warranted by the record developed in the proceeding.  The final report of Commissioner Dye's findings and recommendations is due on December 2, 2018.

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