Press Release: Alison Leavitt Appointed to FMC National Shipper Advisory Committee

Posted 09/10/2021

September 10, 2021

Portland, ME

Alison Leavitt, Managing Director of WSSA, Appointed as Member of the FMC National Shipper Advisory Committee

We are pleased to announce that Alison Leavitt, Managing Director of WSSA, has been appointed to the newly formed National Shipper Advisory Committee. This new committee could not come at a better time, as importers and exporters have all been suffering during the current logistics crisis, and the high costs of freight, demurrage, and lack of integrity in the supply chain. Committee members were carefully vetted by the Federal Maritime Commission and will take an active role in providing input to the FMC with the goal of improving the overall process, from enforcement of guidelines on demurrage and detention, to investigation of contractual agreements, and much more.  

We look forward to input from our members and taking case studies to the committee to review the realities of the the movement of ocean cargo.