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FMC: Terminals Can’t Issue Detention Fees if Ports Closed

[Source: Transport Topics]   What began as a $510 small claims case brought by a trucking company has evolved into what some are calling a precedent-setting case, as the Federal Maritime Commission ruled that marine terminal operators may not impose detention and demurrage charges on days that port facilities are

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Congress OKs $350M for Great Lakes Icebreaker

[Source: Transport Topics]   Congress has authorized funding for a new icebreaker for the Great Lakes, a priority that the shipping industry and Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) have sought for years to fight ice dams in the lakes and surrounding waterways.

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