Evergreen newest liner in dock due to complaints from shippers

Taiwanese company Evergreen is accused of breaching its contract, forcing an auto parts maker to switch some of its supplies to grossly inflated spot rates.

Evergreen has until the end of the month to respond to the case filed by CertiFit, one of many filed with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in Washington DC.

The complaint alleges that Evergreen engaged in “a practice of systematic non-compliance with its volume commitments” under its service contract, which led to Utah-based CertiFit rushing into the extremely expensive spot market, where the auto parts company claims containers only delivered to the nearest marshalling yard and not to their own facilities. Evergreen’s lawsuit cost CertiFit approximately $750,000, the lawsuit states.

The FMC was inundated with a record number of complaints from shipping companies during the period when liner shipping was at its peak.

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