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Sep 18, 2012
Possible Port Congestion Surcharges Industry Advisory
The Federal Maritime Commission has received numerous informal inquiries in relation to certain congestion surcharges that recently have been announced in tariff rules required to be published under the Shipping Act of 1984, as revised by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (1998) and the Commission’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 520. This Opinion is being issued in order to respond to those inquiries.
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Sep 11, 2012
Commission Meeting Schedule for September 12, 2012
The September 12, 2012 meeting agenda is revised. The meeting will be held at 2:00 PM. A part of the meeting will be in Open Session and the remainder of the meeting will be in Closed Session.
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Jul 27, 2012
Study of U.S. Inland Containerized Cargo Moving Through Canadian and Mexican Seaports Released
The FMC today released a Study of U.S. Inland Containerized Cargo Moving Through Canadian and Mexican Seaports. The Study was prompted by requests from Members of Congress to study the impacts and the extent to which the U.S. Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT), other U.S. policies and other factors may incentivize U.S.-bound container cargo to shift from U.S. seaports to those located in Canada and Mexico.​
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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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Jul 02, 2012
Docket No. 12-07: NOI Comment Period Extended to August 8, 2012
The Commission published its Notice of Inquiry in Docket No. 12-07 in the Federal Register on May 24, 2012 (77 FR 31013-31015), and requested comments be submitted by July 9, 2012. The Commission has determined to extend the comment period to August 8, 2012.
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