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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.



Nov 17, 2016
Commission Meeting Examines OTI License Renewal Schedule, Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy, and new Alliance Agreement
The Federal Maritime Commission discussed a number of particularly topical issues in a meeting today with open and closed sessions
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Nov 17, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for November 18, 2016
The Commission Meeting held Thursday, November 17, 2016 will reconvene on Friday, November 18, 2016 for consideration of Closed Item 4: THE Alliance Agreement, FMC Agreement No. 012439.
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Nov 16, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for November 17, 2016
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session and will be streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org/; the second portion in Closed Session.
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Oct 21, 2016
OCEAN Alliance Will Become Effective Monday, October 24, 2016
The Commission concluded an exhaustive review process and voted to allow the OCEAN Alliance Agreement to go in to effect.
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Oct 19, 2016
Commissioners Briefed on PierPass and the Status of Hanjin Shipping
The Commission discussed a variety of issues related to the shipping industry including efforts to make PierPass more accountable and the status of the Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy in a Sunshine Act meeting today.
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Oct 12, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for October 19, 2016
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session and will be streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org/; the second in Closed Session.
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Oct 11, 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and Affiliate Pay $1.5 Million Penalty
FMC reaches compromise agreement with with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS and its corporate affiliate to resolve allegations of Shipping Act violations.?
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Oct 07, 2016
User Fees Revised Effective October 1, 2016
The Commission has amended its fees for various transactions and services.
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Oct 07, 2016
Notice to Passengers: Hurricane Matthew
Cruise lines announce itinerary changes and cancellations.
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Sep 29, 2016
FMC Collects $338,000 In Penalty Payments
FMC reaches compromise agreements with a VOCC and six OTIs to address alleged Shipping Act violations.​
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Sep 22, 2016
Update Regarding Commission Briefings on the Status of Hanjin Shipping
FMC continues to monitor the receivership and impact of Hanjin Shipping on U.S. Shipping
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Sep 13, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for September 20, 2016
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session and will be streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org; the second in Closed Session.
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Sep 13, 2016
Announcing the September 15, 2016 FMC Speaker Series Presentation
On September 15, 2016 FMC is hosting a brown bag on Alternative Uses for Cargo Containers
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Sep 02, 2016
FMC Establishes Protocol for all Public Communications Related to Hanjin Shipping Disruptions
FMC seeks information from public, particularly allegations of Shipping Act violations
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Sep 01, 2016
Statement Regarding Status of Hanjin Shipping
FMC monitoring Hanjin Shipping receivership and impact on U.S. shipping.
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Sep 01, 2016
New Senior Staff Assignments at FMC
As Mr. Vern W. Hill retires, Ms. Karen V. Gregory and Peter J. King take on new executive roles.
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Aug 08, 2016
Statements on Passing of Former FMC Chairman Helen Bentley
Chairman Mario Cordero, Commissioners Rebecca Dye, & William Doyle issued a statements in remembrance of Helen Bentley, who served as Chairman of the FMC from 1969 to 1975
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Aug 08, 2016
Online Registration Renewal System Available for Foreign-Based NVOCCs
FMC launches automated renewal process for foreign-based registered NVOCCs.
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Aug 02, 2016
New Automated Agreement Filing System Launched
The FMC launched its new eAgreements filing system today giving VOCCs and MTOs the ability to file agreements electronically.
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Jul 21, 2016
FMC Votes on Rulemakings, Provides Briefings on Global Shipping Issues
Public comment will be sought on proposed rules on agreements and service contracts/NVOCC service arrangements.​
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Jul 19, 2016
Former Congressman Daniel B. Maffei Joins the FMC
Daniel B. Maffei was sworn-in as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2017
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Jul 13, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 20, 2016
The meeting will be held in Open Sessionand will be streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org/.​
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Jun 30, 2016
Senate Confirms Three to Serve on Federal Maritime Commission
Commissioners Dye and Khouri were re-confirmed to serve, and Daniel B. Maffei was confirmed to serve as a new FMC Commissioner
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Jun 27, 2016
Port Operations and Safety Discussion Agreement Clears FMC Regulatory Review
Shippers provided flexible approach to meet new SOLAS reporting requirements for weighing containers.​
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Jun 16, 2016
Cordero Urges Ocean Carriers to Accept Obvious Path to VGM Compliance
With the implementation date for new container weighing requirements 14-days away, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said the time has come for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to achieving compliance that Marine Terminal Operators can offer.
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May 12, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 19, 2016
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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May 12, 2016
FMC Collects $840,000 In Penalty Payments
FMC reaches compromise agreements with licensed OTIs and a foreign-based NVOCC to address alleged Shipping Act violations.
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May 03, 2016
FMC’s Supply Chain Innovation Teams Launched Today
Industry leaders will be working in teams to develop process innovations that will improve the reliability, resilience, and competitiveness of our global supply chain.
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Apr 25, 2016
Haimark Line, Ltd Cancels Future Cruises – Notice and Information for Passengers
Passengers embarking at U.S. ports will be refunded from the escrow account administered by the Federal Maritime Commission.
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Apr 20, 2016
FMC Briefed on Supply Chain Innovation Team Launch and Seeks Comment on Two Rulemakings
Commissioner’s discussed Innovation Team launch, web-based agreement filing and library, and rule updates.​
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Apr 14, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 20, 2016
The meeting will be held in Open Session.
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Mar 24, 2016
Supply Chain Innovation Team Launch Scheduled
The FMC initiative will launch on May 3rd with a 2-day meeting at FMC Headquarters
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Mar 15, 2016
Chairman Cordero Testifies to Congress Regarding FY 2017 FMC Budget
Chairman Cordero discusses the FMC’s previous accomplishments and planned activities for FY 2016 and 2017 in support of regulatory mission.
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Mar 08, 2016
Chairman Cordero Testifies to Congress Regarding The State of the U.S. Maritime Industry: The Federal Role
The Chairman testified before the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee
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Feb 23, 2016
John K. DeCrosta to Serve as FMC Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs
Mr. DeCrosta will coordinate legislative and public affairs for the Commission.
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Feb 18, 2016
FMC Seeks Comment on Three Advance Notices of Rulemaking and Finalizes a Fourth
Agreement, service contract, and user fee proposals to be released for public comment; attorney-fee rule finalized.
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Feb 18, 2016
FMC Collects $520,000 in Penalty Payments
FMC reaches compromise agreements with several OTIs and one vessel-operating common carrier.
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Feb 10, 2016
Listening Session on SOLAS Scheduled for February 18, 2016
The 2:00 pm listening session concerns amendments to IMO’s Safety of Life at Sea regulation.
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Feb 09, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 18, 2016
The meeting will be held in Open Session.
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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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