Reconciling per diem charges is a simple problem that is easily muddled by the many parties involved.
After shipping containers are unloaded, they must be returned to their owners within a contracted period. If not, the BCO or shipper accrues charges, known as per diem (or detention), for each day the shipping container is overdue.
Proposed FMC regulations allow those in charge of containers (including 3PLs like AV Logistics) to communicate directly with supply chain parties and SSLs to reconcile and/or dispute per diem reconciliation charges. AV Logistics thereby relieves those who haul shipping containers from the responsibility of validating per diem charges and reimbursing the responsible party.