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In the ocean freight industry, efficient communication and coordination play a significant role in ensuring smooth cargo movement. However, recent reports have highlighted some issues faced by shippers and carriers, including a lack of transparency and inefficient communication, leading to detention and demurrage (D&D) disputes [1][2]. At Edward J. Zarach & Associates, we understand the importance of effective communication and strive to be the partner our customers need and deserve.


The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) recently released the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) report, aimed at improving communication within the maritime sector. The report highlights the need for a more efficient information-sharing process, with better advance notification of incoming cargo and improved coordination between transportation modes and stakeholders [1]. As a dedicated logistics provider, Zarach’s commitment aligns with the MTDI report’s objectives, ensuring our customers benefit from transparent, real-time information and harmonized content.


Detention and demurrage disputes are becoming increasingly prevalent in the industry, with several high-profile cases making headlines. Samsung Electronics America, Hapag-Lloyd, and other companies have filed complaints with the FMC, highlighting issues related to cargo delays and mounting D&D charges. In these challenging situations, having a reliable logistics partner like Edward J. Zarach & Associates can make a significant difference.


Our proactive approach to logistics and supply chain management, combined with our strong client focus, helps us offer tailored solutions to our clients. We work closely with our customers to ensure they have access to the necessary information and support needed to navigate the complexities of ocean freight shipping. By prioritizing communication and coordination, we aim to minimize the risk of detention and demurrage disputes, saving our customers both time and money.


As the industry continues to evolve, Edward J. Zarach & Associates remains committed to providing unmatched, personalized service to our customers. We understand the challenges that shippers and carriers face and are dedicated to offering innovative solutions that address these issues, ultimately contributing to a more efficient and transparent global shipping community.