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Dec 01, 2011
Michael A. Khouri Confirmed as FMC Commissioner by Senate
The United States Senate confirmed President Obama’s nomination of Michael A. Khouri on November 18, 2011 as Federal Maritime Commissioner for a term to expire on June 30, 2016. Commissioner Khouri will be sworn in for his second term as Commissioner in the next several weeks.
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Nov 07, 2011
Chairman Lidinsky Concludes European Consultations and Maritime Law Conference
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. returned last week from a series of consultations with maritime and competition regulatory counterparts in Brussels and London, and an address to the 17th Annual Conference of the European Maritime Law Organisation.
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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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