Container Detention Charges Held Not To Be Penalties

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In a decision handed down on 18 April 2011, the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (“CTTT”) of NSW has held that container detention charges are not penalties and are enforceable at law.

This article will be of interest to those involved in the management of container stock and/or recovery of container detention charges and any parties taking delivery of shipping containers owned or leased by Carriers.

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