This article has been reprinted from the April 5 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced it will hold a public hearing on railroad demurrage and accessorial charges on May 22, 2019.

According to the announcement, “railroads, shippers, third-party logistics providers, and other interested parties will be invited to speak at the hearing and report their experience with demurrage and accessorial charges, including matters such as reciprocity, commercial fairness, operational and capacity issues, and effects on network fluidity.”

The hearing will be held in Washington, DC.

Further details including time, location, instructions on how to participate, and opportunities to file written comments will be forthcoming from STB.