The Federal Maritime Commission has established a new audit program and dedicated audit team to assess carrier compliance with the Agency’s rule on detention and demurrage as well as to provide additional information beneficial to the regular monitoring of the marketplace for ocean cargo services.
To many customers around the world, demurrage and detention costs represent some of the most expensive fees that they will incur in the process of a trade transaction..
Although demurrage and detention are not standard charges that are applicable on every shipment, there are many shipments on which these charges are levied..
They are probably two terms that top the list of controversial charges levied by shipping lines on customers..
The seriousness of demurrage and detention charges is evident when you consider that EVERY shipment has the potential to incur both these charges during loading and unloading..
Demurrage and Detention really are avoidable costs and it is something that can be defeated with data..
Learn exactly how, in a webcast which focuses on ways and means customers can reduce and/or avoid demurrage and detention charges through the effective usage of data..