Preparing for STB’s Upcoming Hearing on Rail Demurrage & Accessorial Charges – Webinar

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Contact: Stacy Weiner, 202.263.4184 - Stacy.Weiner@ThompsonHine.com

Please join us for an informative webinar on how to prepare for the upcoming Surface Transportation Board (STB) hearing on rail demurrage and accessorial charges. Members of Thompson Hine’s Transportation practice will cover the following subjects:

  • Background on demurrage and accessorial charges.
  • Recent changes in railroad practices regarding demurrage and accessorial charges.
  • Preparation for the hearing, including providing the types of information requested by the STB.
  • Potential hearing outcomes.
  • Hearing logistics.

In a notice released on April 8, the STB announced that it would hold a public hearing on May 22, 2019, to receive testimony from railroads, shippers, receivers and other interested parties about their recent experiences with demurrage and accessorial charges, including matters such as reciprocity, commercial fairness, the impact of operational changes on such charges, capacity issues and effects on network fluidity. For several months, the STB has received complaints from shippers and receivers regarding recent changes in railroad practices with respect to demurrage and accessorial charges, and will use information gathered via this hearing to further examine current practices and decide what actions it may take in response.

This webinar is complimentary but please register online. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing the webinar log-in information.