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Container line probe launched in USA

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in Washington DC has launched a probe into container line activity in the ports of New York, Los Angeles and Long Beach as shippers voice ever louder concern about the lack of available containers to shift their exports.

The report says that the investigation will look at the policies and practices of global container lines relating to detention and demurrage, container return, and container availability for US export cargoes amid a near historical high tightness of available container equipment this autumn. Sister title Splash Extra first reported the FMC was monitoring liner activities in a July exclusive.

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