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Jul 17, 2012
Chairman Lidinsky Applauds New USDA Container Availability Report and Urges Full Shipper Participation
The first United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report (OSCAR) was released last week. The report provides shippers, particularly those in the agriculture sector, with the participating carriers’ estimates of equipment availability for the current week, and projected weekly container availability for the subsequent two weeks.
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May 02, 2012
Nike Receives FMC Chairman’s Earth Day Award
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. today announced that Nike, Inc. has received the Chairman’s Earth Day Award for outstanding shipper leadership and innovation in sustainable ocean transport practices. This is the third annual award given by the FMC Chairman for the ocean shipping industry’s top leaders on environmental issues.
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Apr 04, 2012
Redesigned FMC Website Launched
On Tuesday, April 2, the Commission launched a redesigned website, 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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