American Seafoods affiliates may have temporarily avoided an estimated $400 million (€345 million) in fines levied against them over a controversial shipping route while the case is being litigated, but tens of millions of dollars still remain hotly debated.

Now the companies, Kloosterboer International Forwarding (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management (ARM), argue that KIF should not have to pay $25 million (€21 million) in fines from US Customs that the government agency says are related to two separate shipments made in 2019 and 2020 that utilized the so-called Bayside