Chairman Daniel B. Maffei Visits Port of New York and New Jersey to Meet with Stakeholders

Last week, both the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and Bi-State Motor Carriers Association (Bi-State) sent formal correspondence to the Commission raising concerns about equipment availability and demurrage and detention charges. Both groups urged the Commission to suspend demurrage and detention at the Port of New York and New Jersey. In order to see conditions first-hand and acknowledge the importance of the issues, Chairman Maffei and Ms. Marvin travelled to the Port yesterday to meet with stakeholders directly.

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Ports will ‘Continue to Deteriorate’ if Changes Aren’t Made

The commerce flowing through our ports represents billions of dollars in revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs. All too frequently it comes to a standstill — in part because truckers can’t get their cargo to the docks. And the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers predicts “catastrophic congestion” if changes aren’t made. NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams recently asked Truckers Association President Jeffrey Bader what’s causing the congestion.

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