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Archive for 2017

Commissioner Doyle Leaving FMC to Serve as Executive Director & CEO of Dredging Contractors of America

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Commissioner William P. Doyle is departing the Federal Maritime Commission in early January to accept the positions of Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Dredging Contractors of America. Commissioner Doyle’s last day of service will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018. In his new roles, Mr. Doyle will be… Read More »

Commission Approves Final Rule and Receives Briefings

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December 14, 2016 The Federal Maritime Commission today held its final meeting of 2016 where Commissioners approved a rule governing presenting evidence to the Commission, were briefed about progress of the Supply Chain Innovation Initiative, and discussed the pending “THE Alliance” agreement. During the open session of the meeting, Commissioner… Read More »

Supply Chain Innovation Teams Report Published

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Contact: John K. DeCrosta (202) 523-5911 The American economy relies upon an international supply chain that can be made more efficient and resilient through private sector initiatives such as the creation of a National Seaport Information Portal. This is one of the key recommendations that Commissioner Rebecca Dye highlighted in… Read More »

Statement from Commissioner Maffei on the NYSHEX Agreements

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I currently have no specific reason with regard to section 6(g) of the Shipping Act to object to the two NYSHEX agreements entering into force. But since this is unlike any other agreement I have seen, it gives me pause. Under the agreements, several ocean carriers are authorized to (1)… Read More »

FMC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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Contact: John K. DeCrosta (202) 523-5911 Today the Federal Maritime Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The proposed rule expands flexibility and deregulates NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs) and Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs). The deadline for filing comments with the agency is Monday, January 29, 2018. Proposed Changes There… Read More »

Acting Chairman Khouri Delivers Luncheon Keynote at Pacific Admiralty Seminar

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Acting Chairman Michael Khouri delivered the luncheon remarks today at the Pacific Admiralty Seminar in San Francisco, where he shared developments related to the work of the Federal Maritime Commission, trends in the shipping industry, and thoughts on potential public policy issues related to the ocean-linked supply chain. The Pacific… Read More »