New U.S. Presidential Executive Order Targets Liner Operators and Alliances
Maritime attorneys Sean Pribyl, Gerald Morrissey, J. Michael Cavanaugh, Jameson Rice, Christopher Nolan and antitrust attorney David Kully authored an article for Gard about President Joe Biden's Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. The order, issued July 9, 2021, calls for improved detention and demurrage practices for container traffic. It also encourages the Federal Maritime Commission to increase scrutiny of liner alliances with respect to enforcement of antitrust laws and shipping regulations. The authors outline the key details and potential reach of the order and describe its implications on the maritime industry.