In accordance with Alphaliner, The US Federal Maritime Fee (FMC) fined Hapag-Lloyd $822,220 in penalties after ruling that the service had intentionally rigged D&D prices.
The primary D&D ruling towards a delivery line within the top of COVID, the FMC discovered that the German service had dedicated 14 US Delivery Act violations after charging on 11 FMC-controlled containers California floor transportation and storage firm Golden State Logistics (GSL). Hapag-Lloyd had beforehand argued that the FMC didn’t have jurisdiction over the case, stories Alphaliner.
In accordance with the FMC, Hapag-Lloyd collected $10,135 in punitive damages from D&D regardless that GSL was prevented from returning these containers. The FMC claimed that the service was accustomed to an interpretive rule revealed by the Fee in Could 2020 that exempted D&D penalties in such conditions, however had collected the fares anyway, states the Alphaliner.
Lastly mentions that the Biden administration has pledged to prosecute and punish uncompetitive habits within the packaging business, going as far as to say the push within the president’s State of the Union handle in March.