U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Initiates Rulemaking on Detention and Demurrage Billing Practices
Rulemaking Process Coincides with Recent Congressional Activity
Also in February, the U.S. FMC announced the issuance of an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, seeking industry and stakeholder comments on the benefits of a detention and demurrage rule. The ANPR requests specific information on the types of information included as part of detention and demurrage bills, responsible parties, timing of when the they should be issued and circumstances that should considered as part of the billing process.
IAM is reviewing the request for comments now, and plans to provide testimony on behalf of the association. The docket is scheduled to close on March 17.