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Archive for 2010

Upgrade of Commission’s Website Operating Platform


September 29, 2010 NR 10-22 Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725) On Thursday, September 30th, you may notice some changes to the Commission’s website. That’s because the Commission is transitioning to an upgraded website operating platform, the first of two major phases in the Commission’s website upgrade and redesign process. These… Read More »

President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate FMC Commissioners


September 20, 2010 NR 10-21 Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725) On Friday, September 17, 2010, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye for another term as Federal Maritime Commissioner, and announced his intent to nominate Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero for Federal Maritime Commissioner. Chairman Lidinsky said,… Read More »

Winds of Change: Summary of Address on Recent Developments in Maritime Policy and Competition Law


September 7, 2010 Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. Chairman, U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Winds of Change: Summary of Address on Recent Developments in Maritime Policy and Competition Law Global Shippers’ Forum Macau September 6, 2010 I.         Priorities for the Federal Maritime Commission             In the Summer of 2009, President Obama appointed… Read More »

Fact Finding Launched to Examine Household Goods and Personal Property Shipping Practices


June 23, 2010 NR 10-16 Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725) By unanimous vote, the FMC initiated Fact Finding Investigation No. 27 into complaints or inquiries from individual shippers of household goods and personal property in U.S.-foreign oceanborne trades. This investigation will further the Commission’s Strategic Goal to protect the public from unlawful,… Read More »

FMC’s 50th Anniversary


June 16, 2010 Anniversary Event Feature On August 12, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order that established the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as an independent agency. Under the order, called Reorganization Plan No. 7, the shipping laws of the U.S. were separated into two categories: regulatory and… Read More »