FMC Creates Supply Chain Innovation Teams to Improve Container Return Process

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) on Tuesday announced the coming launch of six supply chain innovation teams comprising executives from each ocean carrier operating in an alliance and from the terminal operators that serve them. Commissioner Rebecca Dye said the teams will identify and implement improvements to the process and timing of return and delivery of containers to marine terminals.

Commissioner Dye said the teams will have two goals. The first is for truckers, when they’re returning empty containers to a terminal, to be able to pick up loaded containers, commonly referred to as “double moves.”

The second goal is to bring certainty and predictability to the earliest-return-date process to address exporter complaints about the unreliability of the deadline for getting cargo to a terminal.

Read more in an article from Splash.

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