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April 3, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE

International Association of Maritime and Port Executives


The Federal Maritime Commission on April 2 announced it has begun investigating terminal operators and ocean carrier’s practices for demurrage at ports, including detention and free time. The FMC has ordered terminals and carriers to provide documents and additional information outlining practices and charges. A key focus is the practices where circumstances prevent a shipper from getting cargo from facilities. The FMC is also reaching out to shippers, trucking companies that handle drayage, brokers and other parties who have had extraordinary or bad experiences with demurrage, detention or excessive or unreasonable charges.

The investigation is focused on the movement of cargo and process efficiency, billing practices, demurrage and detention invoicing, fees associated with delays based on actions beyond the control of cargo interests and policies related to how disputes are resolved. The actions are the result of fees and charges made for cargo delays due to circumstances such as weather, port congestion, labor actions and similar interruptions.

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IRPT invites you to join us for the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) Annual Conference at the Westin Cincinnati from April 24th thru April 26th (with golf and exhibitor move in on Monday, April 23rd), 2018. The IRPT is an IAMPE Educational partner. Continuing Education credits will be offered to IMPE Alumni toward the Accredited Marine Port Executive Certification. The conference will also host a Commissioner’s Seminar. Access the online registration here:, or download a .pdf registration form here.

This year’s conference will include: Nearly 10 hours of conference content with professional development hours offered. Content to include: Commodities forecast, Innovative Technology, Education Opportunities, Infrastructure Update, New Business Development and more. For further information or to register contact: Aimee Andres, AMPE, Executive Director, Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc., One Confluence Way, East Alton, IL 62024, Phone (618) 468-3010,


The Continuing Education program for 2018 which will be held in Portland (OR), Port Tampa Bay and the Port of South Louisiana (see schedule below), will feature a tariff a practical workshop including tariff development and revision requirements, rates and charges, fee development, terminal issued rules and regulations, foreign trade zones, an industry update and pending new federal regulations and judicial impacts. The 2 day program offers 16 continuing education credits for the Accredited Marine Port Executive (AMPE) certification. Cost for the 2 days is $975.00 USD.

MPE New York and Connecticut

The MPM-MPE program this May will be held at the New York Shipping Association Training Center located at 1210 Corbin St., Elizabeth, NJ 07114 May 14-18. In September, the MPE program will be held at the historic Fort Trumbull Conference Center in the Port of New London. We welcome the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Connecticut Port Authority as our newest Educational Partners. For hotel and seminar schedule information and content contact


May 14 - 18: New York-New Jersey (MPE) Host PANYNJ

June 6 - 7: Portland, OR (Continuing Education) Host HDR

June 18 - 22: Milwaukee, WI (IMPE) Host MPA-IRPT

Sept 10 - 14: Connecticut (MPE) Host CTPA

Sept 24 - 28: Tulsa (IMPE) Host Port Tulsa

Oct 15 - 16: Tampa (Continuing Education) Host Port Tampa Bay

Oct 17 - 18: Louisiana (Continuing Education) Host POSLA

Nov 5 - 9: Vicksburg (IMPE) Host Vicksburg, MS

Hosts: PANYNJ-Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, MPA-Milwaukee Port Authority, IRPT-Inland Ports and Terminals Association, Port Tulsa-Tulsa Port Authority, CTPA-Connecticut Port Authority, PortTampaBay-Tampa Florida Port Authority, POSLA-Port of South Louisiana, Port Vicksburg-Vicksburg Mississippi Port Authority. MPM-16 Hour Marine Port Manager Program MPE-36 Hour Marine Port Executive Program IMPE-36 Hour Inland Marine Port Executive Program Continuing Education-16 Hour Program -Accredited Marine Port Executive Certification

MTO - 16 Hour Marine Terminal Operator - Custom Sponsored and Scheduled

IAMPE may cancel or reschedule seminars if registrations are below minimum levels

For additional information: Capt. Michelle Ross

To register for classes, contact John Gleason at

To register for the classes, please email For additional information:

“For A World Connected By Water”


Capt. Jeffrey W. Monroe, MM, MTM, AMPE Director: Education, Standards and Training Programs International Association of Maritime and Port Executives 11 Katahdin Road. Portland, ME 04107-2828 USA Phone: (207) 741-7000, Cell: (207) 615-7989

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