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Welcome to the FMC Newsroom. News releases, speeches and consumer alerts issued during the last 12 months are listed below. Use the "Category" drop-down menu above to narrow your search. To view historical issuances, click the "View Archives" button. Receive new postings by signing up for our News RSS feeds.



Feb 01, 2016
Chairman Cordero Announces Commissioner Dye to Lead Supply Chain Innovation Project
FMC has voted unanimously to issue an Order directing Commissioner Dye to lead Supply Chain Innovation Teams
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Dec 16, 2015
Commission Briefed on PierPASS and NY/NJ Port Initiatives
Monitoring of PierPASS competitive impact continues and Commission briefed on other matters.
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Dec 14, 2015
FMC Collects $334,000 in Penalty Payments
FMC reaches compromise agreements with several licensed and non-licensed OTIs to resolve allegations of Shipping Act violations.
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Dec 09, 2015
Commission Meeting Scheduled for December 16, 2015
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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Dec 08, 2015
FMC Recognized as 2015 Most Improved Small Agency
FMC receives 2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government award for Most Improved Small Federal Agency
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Nov 17, 2015
Carrier/MTO Agreement Rule Revisions to be Proposed
Staff to prepare a notice seeking comments on possible agreement rule revisions.
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Nov 10, 2015
Commission Meeting Scheduled for November 17, 2015
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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Nov 04, 2015
Update: FMC Receiving Complaints re: Swift International Logistics, Inc.
Update: FMC has revoked Swift's license. Consumers with outstanding claims against Swift can contact Swift’s surety company
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Nov 03, 2015
Swift International Logistics, Inc. Shipments in Peril of Auction
FMC looking for the owners of cargo booked with Swift at risk of being auctioned by transportation providers. Swift’s license was revoked yesterday..
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Oct 23, 2015
Chairman’s Earth Day Award Nominations Open
The award highlights technologies, programs, or practices of the maritime transportation industry that benefit our environment.
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Oct 14, 2015
Commission Meeting Scheduled for October 21, 2015
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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Oct 13, 2015
Chairman’s Statement on Mediation Week
The FMC provides free and confidential mediation services to help regulated entities and the shipping public resolve shipping disputes.
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Oct 08, 2015
Mario Cordero Reconfirmed as Commissioner
Today, Mario Cordero was reconfirmed as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission
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Sep 25, 2015
FMC Shutdown Plan Due to Lapse in Appropriations
This plan describes the FMC's shutdown procedures should there be a lapse in current fiscal year appropriations.
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Sep 22, 2015
Notice to Passengers on Carnival Cruise Line’s CARNIVAL LIBERTY
Carnival Cruise Line to compensate passengers on board CARNIVAL LIBERTY due to September 7, 2015 engine room fire.
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Sep 17, 2015
FMC Collects $135,000 in Penalty Payments
FMC reaches compromise agreement with Siem Car Carriers AS to resolve allegations of Shipping Act violations.​
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Sep 10, 2015
Commission Meeting Scheduled for September 16, 2015
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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Sep 08, 2015
Carl A. Kemp to Serve as Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs
Mr. Kemp will coordinate all legislative and public affairs within the Commission
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Sep 02, 2015
FMC Requests Additional Information from OAKMTOA
This request will delay the effective date of the proposed agreement amendment.
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Aug 04, 2015
FMC Collects $1,227,500 In Penalty Payments
FMC reaches compromise agreements with several common carriers to resolve allegations of Shipping Act violations.
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Jul 21, 2015
Northwest Seaport Alliance Clears FMC Regulatory Review
FMC votes to allow Port of Seattle/Port of Tacoma Alliance Agreement to become effective as scheduled on July 23, 2015.
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Jul 14, 2015
Staff Report on U.S. Port Congestion Released
Staff Report on Congestion: U.S. Container Port Congestion & Related International Supply Chain Issues: Causes, Consequences & Challenges
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Jun 30, 2015
Mary Thien Hoang Appointed to SES
Ms. Hoang, Chairman Cordero’s Chief of Staff, is appointed as a member of the Senior Executive Service.​
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Jun 24, 2015
Commission Takes Action on Several Regulatory Matters
Updated with FMC Order Regarding PPOIA.
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Jun 18, 2015
Maritime Summit between Commission, US and China Boosts Cooperation
Maritime regulators from the EU, the US, and the People’s Republic of China met in Brussels for second Maritime Summit; announced renewed intention to cooperate.
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Jun 17, 2015
Commission Meeting Scheduled for June 24, 2015
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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Jun 10, 2015
$430,000 In Penalty Payments Collected
FMC reaches compromise agreements with several NVOCCs and a Freight Forwarder resolving alleged Shipping Act violations.
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Jun 02, 2015
FMC Applications and Databases Restored
Network connectivity to all FMC applications and databases has been restored.
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May 14, 2015
CONSUMER ALERT- Genesis Envios, 1600 S.W. 1st Street, Miami, FL
Complaints received that Genesis Envios shipments not sent to Nicaragua.
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May 14, 2015
ALERTA AL CONSUMIDOR – Genesis Envios, 1600 S.W. 1st Street, Miami, FL
La Comisión está recibiendo quejas que la carga se entrega con Genesis Envios no se ha enviado a Nicaragua.​
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Apr 23, 2015
Announcing the May 6, 2015 FMC Speaker Series Presentation
On May 6, 2015 FMC is hosting a brown bag on Reduction of Vessel Noise in Shipping Lanes.
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Apr 21, 2015
Chairman’s Earth Day Award Recognizes Crowley Maritime Corporation
Crowley has been chosen for its broad commitment to active environmental efforts across its lines of business.
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Apr 21, 2015
Tyler J. Wood Appointed FMC General Counsel
Mr. Wood is selected as General Counsel and a member of the SES.
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Apr 15, 2015
Pacific Ports Agreement Clears FMC Review
FMC’s unanimous decision will allow the pending Agreement to become effective on Friday, April 17, 2015​
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Apr 14, 2015
Requesting CADRS Assistance
Follow these guidelines when contacting Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolution Services (CADRS)
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Apr 13, 2015
Staff Report on Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time Released
Updated with transcript of meeting.
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Apr 06, 2015
Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 13, 2015
The meeting will be held in Closed Session.
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Mar 25, 2015
William P. Doyle Confirmed as FMC Commissioner
On March 23, 2015, the U.S. Senate confirmed Commissioner Doyle for a second term as a Federal Maritime Commissioner.
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Mar 24, 2015
U.S. Senate Confirms Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle to Another Term
The U.S. Senate unanimously votes on William P. Doyle’s nomination. Commissioner Doyle said, “I would like to thank President Obama for his confidence in me, and I would also like to thank the U.S. Senate for taking up my nomination today. I will continue the important work ahead of us at the Federal Maritime Commission.”
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Mar 11, 2015
Commission Meeting Scheduled for March 18, 2015
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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Feb 26, 2015
LA/Long Beach Port Infrastructure and Environmental Amendment Clears FMC Review
LA/Long Beach Port Infrastructure & Environmental Programs Cooperative Working Agreement’s proposed amendment becomes effective 2/27
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Feb 25, 2015
Chairman Cordero Testifies to Congress Regarding FY 2016 FMC Budget
Chairman Cordero discusses FMC’s previous accomplishments and planned activities for FY 2015 and 2016 in support of regulatory mission.
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Feb 21, 2015
ILWU and PMA Resolve Dispute
FMC Welcomes resolution of dispute between ILWU and PMA
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Feb 04, 2015
Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 11, 2015
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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Results: 45 Article(s) Found.