US exporters hit out at punitive charges
Ocean carriers have been criticised by US exporters. The exporters point out that even before the coronavirus fallout, the Federal Maritime Commission has referred to the detention and demurrage fees imposed by the ocean carriers as punitive, unwarranted, exacting a heavy economic toll
Agricultural export organisations say detention and demurrage fees are ‘abusive’. But box lines say a politicisation of the debate will exacerbate congestion
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