2015 Archive - Federal Maritime Commission
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FMC Closing at Noon on December 24, 2015


December 22, 2015 In accordance with the President’s Executive Order signed on December 11, 2015, the Federal Maritime Commission HQ Offices will close at 12 noon on Thursday, December 24, 2015.

FMC Collects $334,000 in Penalty Payments


December 14, 2015 NR 15-20 Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero announced that the Commission has completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $334,000 in civil penalties. The agreements were reached with five ocean transportation intermediaries (both non-vessel-operating common carriers and freight forwarders) and two unlicensed entities operating as ocean… Read More »

FMC Recognized as 2015 Most Improved Small Agency


December 8, 2015 NR 15-19 Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary, (202) 523-5725 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is pleased to announce that the agency has received an award for being the 2015 Most Improved Small Agency, presented at a ceremony this morning to recognize Best Places to Work in the Federal Government…. Read More »

Commissioner Lidinsky Sees U.S. Shipper Benefit in China’s “One Belt-One Road” Plan


November 20, 2015 Addressing the 2015 World Shipping Summit in Guangzhou, China last Friday, November 6th, Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. recognized the new Chinese “One Belt-One Road” plan (OBOR), stating “The basic principles of ‘One Belt, One Road’ – regional cooperation, innovation, mutual market benefits, and economic growth for… Read More »

FMC is Conducting Server Maintenance This Weekend


November 19, 2015 Please be advised, the Commission will be conducting server maintenance that will impact all databases and applications on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Beginning at 7:00am Eastern, intermittent outages will occur until 10:00pm Eastern.

Carrier/MTO Agreement Rule Revisions to be Proposed


November 17, 2015 NR 15-18 Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary, (202) 523-5725 The Commission voted at its meeting today to direct staff to prepare an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) and seek comments on proposed revisions to its rules on ocean common carrier and marine terminal agreements. The rulemaking will… Read More »