FMC Punishes Carrier for D&D Abuse

FMC Punishes Carrier for D&D Abuse

FMC Administrative Law Judge has assessed Hapag Lloyd a penalty of $822,220 equating to $58,730 per day for charging unlawful detention for 19 days where there were no appointments available to return 11 containers in LA/LB. Hapag may choose to appeal. See the FMC's Initial Decision here, plus more details here. The penalty is for violating the FMC’s Interpretive Rule on Detention and Demurrage. More enforcement actions are expected.

RECENT POST