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Jul 14, 2011
Cruise Line Passenger Protections to be Strengthened by FMC
The Federal Maritime Commission voted yesterday to initiate a rulemaking to strengthen protections for cruise line customer deposits and prepayments, and to reduce financial responsibility requirements for small cruise lines. Under the Commission’s regulations, cruise lines must file evidence of financial responsibility to ensure that passengers will be able to obtain refunds if their cruises are cancelled.​
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Jun 08, 2011
Commissioner Mario Cordero Joins the Commission
Mario Cordero of Long Beach, CA, has been sworn in as a Commissioner for a term to expire on June 30, 2014. Commissioner Cordero was nominated by President Barack Obama on September 17, 2010, and confirmed by the Senate on April 14, 2011.
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May 19, 2011
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Pays $1.2 Million in Penalties
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. stated: “These penalties should serve as a reminder that the Commission’s hard-working Area Representatives and Bureau of Enforcement remain vigilant on the shipping public’s behalf. If you’re violating the law, sooner or later, we will find you, and the consequences can be serious.”
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May 12, 2011
Container Freight Index and Derivatives Working Group Launched
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. today announced the formation of an internal Container Freight Index and Derivatives Working Group. The working group will gather information, research, analyze, consult with other government agencies, and advise the Commission on issues arising from the use of container freight rate indices in service contracts and index-based derivative transactions.
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May 12, 2011
Household Goods and Personal Property Shipping Practices Recommendations Approved by FMC
At its meeting on May 11, 2011, the Federal Maritime Commission unanimously approved for action a series of recommendations contained in the Final Report for Fact Finding Investigation No. 27. The Commission initiated this non-adjudicatory investigation on June 23, 2010, to develop a record on the nature, scope, and frequency of potentially unfair, unlawful, or deceptive practices in the shipping of household goods or personal property within the Commission's jurisdiction.
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