United Kingdom 

In United Kingdom, The ocean freight no-show fees introduced by carriers has raised a concern among customers and forwarders associations.

  • Representatives from the European Shippers' Council (ESC) and freight forwarding bodies Cleclat and Fiata are playing the front role in highlighting the situiation.
  • They link the new late-concellation charges to "exceptional" recent capacity crisis. But they rose that, the principle fairness should be balanced when the carriers couple this principle with their acceptance to compensate the cargo owners for "roll overs" and void saillings.
  • Let's hope that negociations and discussions reach to an agreement between all parties for the vitality of the transport, logistic and forwarding economic sector.