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Maritime Transportation Data Initiative

Examination of data challenges of the international ocean transportation supply chain

Containerized Freight Statistics

The Federal Maritime Commission is required to publish a quarterly report describing the total import and export tonnage and total laden and empty 20-foot equivalent units loaded or discharged by ocean common carriers at U.S. ports. (46 U.S. Code § 41110)

The Commission has identified 30 ocean common carriers that are required to provide data. These carriers are responsible for transporting 98 percent of containerized freight moving in international commerce to and from the U.S.

Detention and Demurrage Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (VOCC) Audit Program

The Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Audit Program was established in July 2021. The initial scope of the program was intended to analyze the top nine carriers by market share for compliance with the Commission rule interpreting 46 USC 41102(c) as it applies to detention and demurrage practices in the United States. Other areas of the audit include practices related to billing, appeals procedures, penalties, and other practices.

The audit program includes collection of qualitative and quantitative data related to carrier detention and demurrage as well as regular meetings with representatives from the carriers.

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