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Oct 21, 2011
Shanghai Shipping Exchange Delegation Visits FMC
Last week, the Federal Maritime Commission was pleased to host a delegation from the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE). During the visit, Commissioners and Staff held meetings with SSE President Zhang Ye, Vice President Wang Dongjiang, Deputy Director Zhang Huaping, Manager Liu Yue, and Secretary Wang Jiabin.
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Oct 17, 2011
Compromise Agreements Recover $477,500 in Penalties
Eight compromise agreements recovered a total of $477,500 in civil penalties for alleged violations of the Shipping Act. The agreements were reached with ten non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and related companies providing ocean transportation services. The agreed penalties resulted from investigations conducted by the Commission’s Area Representatives in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, South Florida, and Washington, D.C. Staff attorneys with the Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement negotiated the compromise agreements. The parties settled and agreed to penalties, but did not admit to violations of the Act or the Commission’s regulations.
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Oct 05, 2011
Two Actions Approved: Inquiry into Disparities that Drive U.S.-Bound Cargo to Canadian and Mexican Ports, and Proposed Rule for Service Contracts that Link Rates to Freight Indices
During its meeting today, the Federal Maritime Commission voted unanimously to begin a Notice of Inquiry into disparities that may be causing U.S.-bound cargo to be driven to Canadian and Mexican ports. In a separate action, the Commission also voted unanimously to approve a proposed rule to provide flexibility and certainty to ocean carriers and customers who use service contracts with rates linked to freight-rate indices.
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Sep 16, 2011
Additional Information Requested From Consolidated Chassis Management Pool Agreement by FMC
The Consolidated Chassis Management Pool Agreement (CCM), FMC Agreement No. 011962-007, was sent today a request from the Federal Maritime Commission to provide additional information concerning Amendment No. 007. The Commission's request for additional information delays the effectiveness of the amendment until 45 days after the parties have submitted the requested information and documents.
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Sep 08, 2011
FMC Votes to Move Forward on Cruise Line Passenger Financial Protections and Rules for Service Contracts that Link Rates to Freight Indices
During its meeting today, the Federal Maritime Commission voted to issue a proposed rule to strengthen protections for cruise line customer deposits and prepayments, and to reduce financial responsibility requirements for small cruise lines. In a separate action, the Commission also voted to initiate a rulemaking to provide flexibility and certainty to ocean carriers and customers who use service contracts with rates linked to freight rate indices.
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