Shipping Dispute? It's Your Right to Fight These Wrongs!

Shipper, Freight Forwarder/NVOCC, or Drayage Provider Services:

Container in a closed area? No empty return appointments? Dual transaction requirements? Holiday demurrage? These are just some of the reasons you may be entitled to a refund or waiver of misapplied Demurrage and Detention Fees. Charging you for these things outside of your control is almost always a violation of the Shipping Act of 1984 and OSRA 2022, and we work to dispute and resolve these issues on your behalf, securing for you any rightful refunds or waivers of misapplied fees.

We also assist with any other disputes related to violations of the Shipping Act and OSRA 2022.

Besides the financial considerations for you, challenging these violations is important for fostering a fair system that benefits EVERYONE in the supply chain, now and in the future.

We are demurrage and detention specialists, Shipping Act and related laws and regulations experts, ocean freight experts, and long-time working members of the supply chain community. We are you, we know you, and we know your business in a way that others never will.

Law Firm and Attorney Assistance:

We serve as expert witnesses and trade consultants for law firms and attorneys specializing in maritime law cases. Our expertise encompasses the Shipping Act, OSRA 2022, Federal Maritime Commission regulations, ocean freight practices, and all related texts, laws, and regulations.

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 Are you tired of losing money due to freight overcharges and misapplied demurrage and detention fees? Are you being hounded by invoices and need them waived? Did you do the right thing and refuse to pass on these bunk d&d charges to your customers?

It’s time to take action and fight back. By working with a trusted partner who understands the ins and outs of ocean freight and how to effectively dispute misappled demurrage and detention fees; you can address these issues quickly and effectively. Don’t let misapplied demurrage and detention fees eat into your profits any more – start disputing and recouping today!


We’ll take on the challenge of combating erroneous invoicing and unfair demurrage and detention fees for you, and you could win back or have waived sizable sums for your team. A lot of things have changed recently, and truckers won’t be on the front line of billing, being saddled with d&d charges that aren’t their responsibility. That doesn’t erase the exisiting bills though. We’ll get those pesky d&d bills refunded or waived for you!


Add important figures back onto the company’s bottom line. Are you a CEO, CFO, COO, or Logistics/Supply Chain Hero looking for ways to add back onto your company’s bottom line? Consider conducting a freight audit and also pursuing refunds and waivers for misapplied ocean freight and demurrage and detention charges. All you need is a trusted partner with expertise in freight audits and demurrage and detention investigations and disputes; and here we are.

Law Firm and Maritime Attorney Assistance

FourOneOne LLC is where maritime law expertise meets unparalleled consultation services for shippers, forwarders, and law firms and attorneys in the maritime litigation space. FourOneOne Founder and Principal Sara Dandan, is Admitted to General Practice Before the Federal Maritime Commission, and as seasoned professionals in the field, we specialize in providing expert witness and strategic guidance in maritime law cases.

Our comprehensive knowledge and experience in maritime regulations and statutes, including but not limited to the Shipping Act, OSRA 2022, and Federal Maritime Commission guidelines, combined with our expertise and years of practical experience in ocean freight shipping and supply chain make us the ideal partner for firms and attorneys.

Whether it’s navigating complex legal intricacies or interpreting industry-specific regulations and practices, we are your trusted partners in delivering insightful analysis and informed recommendations and information. When it comes to navigating complex legal intricacies or interpreting industry-specific regulations and practices, we are your trusted partners in delivering insightful analysis and informed recommendations and information. With a deep understanding of all related texts, laws, and regulations, we offer unparalleled support to legal professionals seeking clarity and resolution in maritime law disputes. Our commitment to excellence and dedication to the evolving legal landscapes ensure that our clients receive the highest caliber of service.

When you choose us, you’re not just hiring consultants; you’re engaging with maritime law and supply chain experts who are equipped to help you navigate the challenges of your case with precision and confidence. Let us be your ally in achieving legal success in the maritime arena.

Ocean Freight Demurrage & Detention Disputes, Refunds, and Waivers

Our Experts Work To Get You Your Money Back or Bring a Resolution to Your Maritime Dispute

Auditing freight and demurrage and detention invoices for overcharges and misapplied fees is a difficult task, and demurrage and detention fee disputes often go nowhere when you try to fight them. This is where we step in! With decades of experience and extensive industry connections, our experts skillfully audit your ocean freight and demurrage and detention fee invoices, and more importantly – navigate the charging parties, their attorneys, and the Federal Maritime Commission (if needed); which may result in large 5 and 6-figure returns that can be put directly back into your business, or equally large waivers that bring you relief from threats of debt collection and legal action.

It’s not always about demurrage and detention however, which is why we help and assist shippers and forwarders/NVOs with other martime related disputes that arise from violations of the Shipping Act or related laws and regulations. Our goal is always a fast and equitable resolution for you in all matters, whether refunds or waivers are involved or not.

We are NOT debt collectors. We are ocean freight and demurrage and detention experts who have as much an interest in making the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) aware of Shipping Act and OSRA 2022 violations, as we do making sure you receive your refunds and waivers. It is a core belief of ours that every successful dispute is a step toward a healthier and more equitable supply chain for all.

So let’s get going! No risk. All reward. In most cases there are no upfront costs or fees, and we make the process as easy as possible for you. Let us handle all the hard work behind the scenes so you can focus on running your business. Fill out our short form and get started today!


Shipper, Freight Forwarder, and Drayage Provider Advocacy

At FourOneOne, our core values are deeply rooted in our mission, and we wholeheartedly practice what we preach. This is not merely a business to us; it is a cause we passionately champion. Every day, we work tirelessly behind the scenes to advocate for shippers, freight forwarders, and drayage providers who have faced the unjust imposition of misapplied demurrage and detention fees, leaving them with limited avenues for seeking practical justice.

We understand the frustration when carriers ignore or manipulate you, while regulatory remedies seem to operate within an environment where the odds are stacked against you. Rest assured, we are here to stand by your side and fight for your rights.

Even if you choose not to utilize our services, we highly value your feedback and would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Share with us your experiences with misapplied demurrage and detention fees, (your personal information will be kept strictly confidential). By voicing your concerns to us, you ensure that your voice reaches the right channels, making a significant impact for shippers and forwarders moving into the future.

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Who We Are

Headquartered in Illinois, FourOneOneLLC is a team of highly skilled experts dedicated to providing comprehensive shipping and maritime dispute resolutions for the supply chain public and maritime law consultation services to a diverse range of clients in the maritime law space.

Led by Sara Dandan, who holds both Ocean Freight Forwarder and NVO Licenses, is admitted to General Practice before the Federal Maritime Commission, and brings decades of experience in ocean freight, supply chain, and maritime law and shipping regulations, we are freight experts through and through.

With our extensive practical experience in ocean freight forwarding, logistics, and maritime law, we have the knowledge and expertise to advocate for your interests like no one else. Whether navigating complex freight invoices and maritime regulations or recovering funds from unfair charges, we are committed to delivering results. Our team understands the intricacies of the industry and leverages our decades of experience to provide effective strategies tailored to your specific needs. We are your trusted partner in driving your business forward.