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The Regulatory View of Container Shipping

Monday, 28 February

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm (PST) / 28/feb/2022 10:50 pm - 28/feb/2022 11:20 pm

US port congestion and global shipping disruption has galvanized the Federal Maritime Commission, launching investigations into unreasonable storage fees and congestion surcharges. FMC Chairman Daniel Maffei and his fellow commissioners are simultaneously sharpening their monitoring while working with the industry to forge commercial solutions. At the same time, Congress is considering legislation that, if passed in current form, would transform how the agency regulates container shipping. Following the chairman’s update on the FMC’s 2022 priorities, Maffei will discuss with JOC Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi how the agency is approaching a wide range of issues, including detention and demurrage, and congestion surcharges.

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