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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.



Mar 27, 2015
Saturday, March 28th: FMC Applications and Databases Unavailable
Saturday, from 9am to 5pm Eastern, all FMC applications & databases will be intermittently unavailable for scheduled network maintenance.
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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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Mar 11, 2015
Chairman’s Earth Day Award Nominations Open
Update: Deadline for submissions extended to March 30, 2015.
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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 12, 2015
Announcing the 3rd annual Port Environmental Initiatives Forum:
Join us for discussion of cooperation among neighboring ports and terminals for environmental benefit on February 20 at 10:30 a.m.
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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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Jan 15, 2015
Congestion at U.S. Ports is Commission Priority for 2015
Chairman Cordero announced priority for 2015 will be addressing congestion issues plaguing Nation’s ports​
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Jan 05, 2015
Updates to the FMC Website Navigation
The FMC implements new website navigation.
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Dec 03, 2014
Commission Meeting Scheduled for December 10, 2014
Open session starts at 11:00 am. Second session is closed.
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Nov 17, 2014
Port Congestion Surcharges
FMC responds to concerns about implementation & announces continuing review of carrier tariff congestion surcharges
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Nov 06, 2014
Commission Meeting Scheduled for November 13, 2014
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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Oct 30, 2014
IPR Center welcomes two new partner agencies
FMC and USPS partner with the IPR Center's efforts to bolster international partnerships and information sharing on intellectual property crime.
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Oct 29, 2014
CCM Amendment Clears FMC Review
Consolidated Chassis Management Pool Agreement amendment becomes effective as scheduled without further delay on November 1st.
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Oct 27, 2014
Public Forum – South Atlantic Ports
Commissioner Khouri hosts Forum, October 30th in Charleston, SC on supply chain efficiency and challenges at U.S. South Atlantic ports.
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Oct 27, 2014
Public Forum - Gulf Coast Ports
Agenda & Speakers posted for Commissioner Dye's Forum, November 3rd at Port of New Orleans on supply chain efficiency & challenges at US Gulf Coast ports
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Oct 14, 2014
Announcing the October 29, 2014 FMC Speaker Series Presentation
On October 29, 2014 FMC is hosting a brown bag on Ship Recycling and its Environmental Impacts.
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Oct 10, 2014
Compromise Agreements Recover $503,000 in Penalties
FMC reaches compromise with several common carriers and unlicensed transportation businesses to resolve allegations of Shipping Act violations.
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Oct 09, 2014
2M Agreement Clears FMC Regulatory Review
Maersk/MSC VSA becomes effective October 11, 2014 and will be subject to ongoing FMC monitoring requirements​
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Oct 01, 2014
New Webpage Available for OTI Licensing Public Notice
FMC is moving public notification of OTI licensing status information to our website.
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Sep 26, 2014
Public Forum on U.S. Port Congestion - Mid-Atlantic and Northeast
Updated with comments: Commissioner Doyle hosting Mid-Atlantic and Northeast port congestion forum, October 1 at Port of Baltimore. Commissioner Lidinsky will co-host.
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Sep 18, 2014
Commission Meeting Schedule for September 25, 2014
The meeting will be held in Open Session.
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Sep 12, 2014
Public Forum on U.S. Port Congestion
Updated with comments: Chairman Cordero holding forum, September 15th at Port of Los Angeles for discussion on causes and implications of congestion at U.S. ports.
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Sep 04, 2014
Saturday, September 6th: FMC Applications and Databases Unavailable
Between 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern time on Saturday, all applications and databases will be unavailable due to a scheduled building-wide power outage.
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Aug 27, 2014
Access to FMC.gov Websites Restored
Websites in the fmc.gov domain have been restored following widespread outages.
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Aug 21, 2014
Chairman Cordero Participates in U.S. – Japan Bilateral Meeting
Maritime officials from the U.S. and Japan considered and exchanged ideas on a number of maritime related topics.
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Jul 08, 2014
Automated SERVCON Filing Using Web Services
FMC promotes a time and cost saving SERVCON filing option using the available Web Services
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Jun 18, 2014
Commission Statement on the P3 Agreement
The Commission notes the Chinese Ministry of Commerce decision on the P3 Network Vessel Sharing Agreement​
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Jun 06, 2014
Commission Meeting Schedule for June 18, 2014
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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May 29, 2014
Possible Port Congestion Surcharges Industry Advisory
FMC issues industry advisory concerning application of possible port congestion surcharges.
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May 13, 2014
Commissioner Doyle's Remarks at May 12, 2014 M/V NOVA STAR Christening
Commissioner William P. Doyle attended the christening of the M/V NOVA STAR at the Black Falcon Terminal in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday, May 12, 2014.
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May 02, 2014
FMC Employees Give Generously to 2013 CFC
FMC employees far exceeded 2013 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) goal and receive Honor Award.
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May 02, 2014
FMC Staff Participate in Federal Agency Trade Fair
FMC staff answered industry questions, provided guidance, and met other federal agency colleagues at the Port of Baltimore.
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Apr 30, 2014
FMC Chairman’s Earth Day Award Recognizes Efforts of Royal Caribbean CEO
Richard D. Fain champions environmental stewardship through innovative technology, practices and RCCL's partnership with the University of Miami
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Apr 10, 2014
Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 16, 2014
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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Apr 09, 2014
Consumer Alert -- Update – Transporte Medrano D/B/A/ Medrano Express
FMC, along with Miami Dade Consumer Protection, is continuing its efforts to reunite former Medrano consumers with their cargo
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Apr 09, 2014
Alerta al Consumidor – Actualización- Transporte Medrano D/B/A/ Medrano Express
FMC, junto con Miami Dade Protección del Consumidor, continúa sus esfuerzos por reunir a los ex consumidores Medrano con su carga
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Apr 02, 2014
G6 Alliance Amendment Clears FMC Regulatory Review
Proposed amendment to the G6 Alliance Agreement becomes effective April 4, 2014.
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Results: 41 Article(s) Found.