August 15, 2019 – FIATA is seeking urgent dialogue with top carriers in the wake of recent moves by big-name lines to impose stiff penalties on shippers who misdeclare cargoes. The move comes after Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM and OOCL all confirmed last week that they have adopted the controversial practice, after a spate of fires at sea were blamed on the practice. Canaan Transport is a member of FIATA and will continue to advise on this brewing situation.