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Archive for 2012

Commissioner Mario Cordero Discusses Sustainable Port Management at the Organization of American States

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November 13, 2012 On November 13, 2012, Federal Maritime Commissioner Mario Cordero participated in a panel discussion at the Organization of American States, on the topic of sustainable port management and environmental protection. Joined by maritime colleagues from the United States Coast Guard, the Port of Miami, Valencia Ports, the… Read More »

Proof of NVOCC Financial Responsibility for Trade with the People’s Republic of China – Revised Optional Bond Rider Forms

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Guidance for NVOCCs on Revised Optional Bond Riders On August 22, 2012, the FMC served notice that effective November 23, 2012, it would amend its rules regarding the amount of bond coverage used to evidence additional Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) financial responsibility when operating in the trade with the People’s… Read More »

Study of U.S. Inland Containerized Cargo Moving Through Canadian and Mexican Seaports Released

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July 27, 2012 NR 12-11 Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725) 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… Read More »

Chairman Lidinsky Applauds New USDA Container Availability Report and Urges Full Shipper Participation

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July 17, 2012 NR 12-10 Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725) 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,… Read More »