多家船公司收到FMC调查函,30天内必须给出答复

2018-05-06 17:03:16 青岛永和国际货运代理有限公司 3

原先,我们总觉得船公司常常都有一种“与生俱来”的船老大的优越感。


有时候你甚至从船公司的前台或扫地阿姨身上都能体会到,更别说业务操作和文件了!(其实除了货代和拖车,谁tm不是常常都有这种老大的优越感呢?


于是乎,船公司想甩个柜,跳个港或者改个条款什么的,那一般都是随心所欲,爱咋整就咋整.......


不过,社会变了!


遇到很牛的货主,船公司也得小心了,要不然就得赶紧准备填写调查函了!

最近,多家全球知名集装箱船公司就收到这么一份调查函,而且是来自人见人怕的美国联邦海事委员会FMC(The Federal Maritime Commission)!


据获悉,美国货主近期已向联邦海事委员会提出投诉,称一些船公司单方面更改服务合约条款,取消提供由港口/货柜场(CY)运送至最终客户目的地(Door)的服务!


也就是说不再提供原有的CY/Door服务了,据说取消的原因由于缺乏美国内陆地区大量缺少拖车。


接到美国货主的联名举报后,联邦海事委员会(FMC)的执行局对这些船公司迅速展开了调查。4月20日,多家船公司确认已经收到美国联邦海事委员会调查函。


在这次调查中,联邦海事委员会也正在寻找资料,以协助了解船公司单方面改变对内陆运输服务的义务的时机,出发、公平性和合法性。


根据美国联邦海事委员会的要求,收到FMC信件的船公司必须在30天内提供答复!

Commission To Examine Trucking & Delivery Arrangements

U.S. cargo owners have forwarded complaints to the Federal Maritime Commission claiming that some ocean carriers are unilaterally changing service contract terms by cancelling the port/container yard to final customer destination leg of the cargo shipment. These cancellations are allegedly due to lack of inland truck availability.


The Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement has initiated an expedited inquiry into these ocean carrier actions. Letters were sent last Friday, April 20th, to those shipping lines whose service contract actions have been called into question. 


In this inquiry, the Commission is seeking information that will assist in understanding the timing, fairness, and lawfulness of the alleged unilateral changes to ocean carriers’ obligations for inland trucking services.


Shipping lines receiving letters from the FMC are expected to provide their responses within 30 days.

▲FMC官方通知