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Apr 04, 2012
Redesigned FMC Website Launched
On Tuesday, April 2, the Commission launched a redesigned website, www.fmc.gov. The redesign followed a process of gathering valuable input from representatives of the shipping industry, intermediaries, the public, and the media, in an effort to improve the quality, clarity, and accessibility of information that the Commission provides to the shipping public. The process also included input from each of the Commission’s offices and bureaus. In addition to a new overall graphical layout and look, the new site incorporates recommendations for a more user-friendly structure and improved navigation pathways.
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Mar 15, 2012
FMCSA and FMC Work Together to Protect Consumers Moving Household Goods
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) have agreed to cooperate in providing enhanced protection and assistance for consumers who move their household goods. The agreement leverages the efforts of FMCSA, which regulates interstate household goods moves, and the FMC, which regulates overseas household goods moves by water.
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Mar 05, 2012
Final Rule for Freight Index-Based Service Contracts Released
The Federal Maritime Commission issued a final rule for freight index-based service contracts to provide flexibility and certainty to ocean carriers and their customers. The new rule makes clear that service contracts can reference freight indices or other outside terms, so long as they are readily available to the contracting parties and the Commission.
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Feb 27, 2012
Proposed Update of Commission Pleading, Motion, and Discovery Rules Approved
A proposed rule to update the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure for pleadings, motions, and discovery in agency adjudications has been approved for publication and comment. The proposed changes are intended to add clarity, reduce burdens on parties, and incorporate standards from the current Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This is the second proposed rule change in an ongoing initiative to make the Commission’s procedural rules more clear, modern, and efficient. Comments on the proposed rule are due by April 30, 2012
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Feb 27, 2012
Senior FMC Executives and Managers Assume New Responsibilities
Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., announced that six FMC executives and managers have taken on new leadership responsibilities: Dr. Austin L. Schmitt is now serving as Director, Strategic Planning and Regulatory Review (202-523-5800, aschmitt@fmc.gov). Sandra L. Kusumoto is now serving as Director, Bureau of Trade Analysis (202-523-5796, skusumoto@fmc.gov). Vern W. Hill is now serving as Director, Bureau of Certification and Licensing (202-523-5787, vhill@fmc.gov). Jennifer M. Gartlan is
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