Air & Seaport News

  • Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Moves Forward, Announces Investigation of Port-Based Detention and Demurrage Charges

    Nov 23, 2020 — FMC approved a Supplemental Order that expands the authority of Fact Finding 29, “International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement”. Commissioner Dye will lead the FMC's efforts into further investigation of ocean carriers operating in alliances, focusing on the Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Specifically, the Commission will review policies and practices related to detention and demurrage, container return and container availability.
  • Container Freight Rates Continue Surge on Strong Restocking Demand

    Nov 19, 2020 — Global container shipping rates have surged to records on a spike in restocking demand in the United States and Europe, container scarcity at export hubs, and changes in freight flows because of the coronavirus pandemic, shipping sources said.
  • U.S. Import Boom Delaying Cargo at Nation’s Busiest Port

    Nov 19, 2020 — Record cargo imports are causing delays that are rippling from the nation’s busiest U.S. port complex to other parts of the transportation network, port officials and other executives said.
  • UK ports need outside help as containers pile up by the thousand

    Nov 18, 2020 — Overflow container stacks continue to proliferate around the UK as the logistics industry scrambles to tackle the growing congestion hitting supply chains.
  • Detention and Demurrage Charges See Steady Increase At Key Ports of Entry

    Nov 17, 2020 — Yesterday, IAM joined 40 other associations and organizations in a letter to the FMC, asking they immediately suspend the connected detention and demurrage charges, under the authority provided to them through the Final Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping Act. Freight Waves reported on the letter and outreach yesterday.
  • IAM Joins Coalition on demurrage/detention charges to seek intervention from Federal Maritime Commission

    Nov 17, 2020 — This story from highlights an effort from a coalition of partners that IAM is teamed with working to get relief from growing demurrage and detention charges on the key East and West Coast ports. The coalition is engaged with the Federal Maritime Commission.
  • Cracked Containership Leaking Oil at Bayonne, New Jersey Terminal

    Sep 30, 2020 — The M/V YM Mandate is docked at the Global Container Terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey. According to a U.S. Coast Guard statement on the incident, the National Response Center contacted Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders on Monday reporting a sheen near the vessel.

    Sep 28, 2020 — The result of the ongoing port congestion has seen the surplus of empty containers tied up in Sydney increase from 30,000 TEU/equivalent to 50,000 TEU/equivalent, with container empty parks full and vessels banked up waiting for a berth at the Port of Sydney.