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Archive for 2016

FMC is Conducting Server Maintenance This Weekend

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December 17, 2015 Please be advised, the Commission will be conducting server maintenance that will impact all databases and applications on Saturday, December 19, 2015. Beginning at 7:00am Eastern, intermittent outages will occur until 10:00pm Eastern.

Commissioner William P. Doyle’s statement on THE Alliance vote

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December 16, 2016 Commissioner William P. Doyle of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission issued the following statement after the Commission’s vote on THE Alliance Agreement: “On Wednesday I voted to take no further action and allow THE Alliance Agreement to take effect on December 19th. THE Alliance (“THE”) brings together… Read More »

Statement from Commissioner Maffei on THE Alliance

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December 16, 2016 Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei released the following statement regarding the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) vote to approve THE Alliance, FMC Agreement No. 012439, allowing it to become effective on December 19, 2016 without FMC challenge. “The maritime industry in recent months has been punctuated by a significant… Read More »

Commission Briefed on PierPASS and NY/NJ Port Initiatives

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December 16, 2015 NR 15-21 Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725) FMC staff briefed the Commission today on its continuing review of the competitive impact of PierPASS operations under the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators’ Agreement, FMC No. 201143 (WCMTOA). Commission staff recently visited the LA/Long Beach Ports to hear directly… Read More »

FMC Collects $962,500 In Penalty Payments

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December 15, 2016 NR 16-28 FMC Collects $962,500 In Penalty Payments Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero announced that the Commission has completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $962,500 in civil penalties. The agreements were reached with one vessel-operating common carrier and nine ocean transportation intermediaries (both non-vessel-operating common… Read More »

THE Alliance to Become Effective Monday, December 19, 2016

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December 14, 2016 NR 16-27 Contact: John K. DeCrosta, (202) 523-5911 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has concluded its review of the proposed “THE Alliance” agreement (FMC Agreement No. 012439), allowing it to become effective on December 19, 2016. The Commission voted to allow the agreement to become effective following… Read More »

FMC Recognized as 2015 Most Improved Small Agency

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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 »

Protect Your Packages This Holiday Season

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December 7, 2016 The holidays are a great time to ship gifts overseas to friends and relatives and there are many companies that offer to ship boxes via ocean at a nominal rate. The Office of Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolution Services (CADRS) would like to remind consumers that to… Read More »