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Federal Maritime Commission questions carriers’ $1,000 surcharge demand; says ”labor’s working”

In an article titled ‘FMC’s Cordero questions port congestion surcharges,” the Journal of Commerce reports:

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero, a former Long Beach port commissioner, said he’s not convinced that carriers’ citing of “labor unrest” is specific enough to justify hefty congestion surcharges that most trans-Pacific carriers filed months ago and activated Monday.

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