Update on Forthcoming Executive Order (EO) - Agency Review of Sea & Rail Industry Shipping Charges
From IAM's Government Consultants:
Quick update on EO and a few other upcoming items.
The specific language (below) within the EO regarding the FMC matches up fairly well with IAM and other organizations' engagement with the agency and Congressional staff.
(o) The Chair of the Federal Maritime Commission is encouraged to work with the rest of the Commission to:
(i) vigorously enforce the prohibition of unjust and unreasonable practices in the context of detention and demurrage pursuant to the Shipping Act, as clarified in "Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping Act," 85 Fed. Reg. 29638 (May 18, 2020);
(ii) request from the National Shipper Advisory Committee recommendations for improving detention and demurrage practices and enforcement of related Shipping Act prohibitions; and
(iii) consider further rulemaking to improve detention and demurrage practices and enforcement of related Shipping Act prohibitions.