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Archive for 2018

The Federal Maritime Commission is closed effective Wednesday, December 26, 2018 as part of the partial federal government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations.

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Update: The Federal Maritime Commission reopened on Monday, January 28, 2019. Contact: Rachel E. Dickon, Secretary (202-523-5725) John K. DeCrosta (For Congressional & Media Inquiries—202-523-0224) The Federal Maritime Commission is closed effective Wednesday, December 26, 2018 as part of the partial federal government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations. The… Read More »

User Fees Revised Effective December 19, 2018

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The Federal Maritime Commission is updating the fees it charges for services, effective December 19, 2018. This change is pursuant to Office of Management and Budget directives applying to all Executive Branch agencies and was published by the Commission as a Final Rule. A list of the fees can be found on… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Rebecca Dye at the Journal of Commerce Port Performance North America

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My favorite business author is Jim Collins, who wrote Built to Last, and most recently, Great by Choice. Collins says that the most important executive responsibility is to hire the best people and make sure they’re in the right place in your organization. He refers to that responsibility as, “getting the best people… Read More »

FMC Meets to Consider Detention & Demurrage Report, Changes to OTI Rules

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Contact: John K. DeCrosta, (202) 523-5911 The Federal Maritime Commission met today in both open and closed sessions to receive the final report of the detention and demurrage investigation, to amend regulations governing Ocean Transportation Intermediaries, to consider monitoring requirements for the marine terminal agreement governing PierPass, and to receive… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for December 7, 2018

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING TIME AND DATE: December 7, 2018; 10:00 AM PLACE:  800 N. Capitol Street, NW First Floor Hearing Room Washington, DC STATUS: Parts of this meeting will be open to the public and streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwKTAlGGHIA0xcN3bDt_Uqg. The rest of the meeting will be closed to the public…. Read More »

Notice to Passengers: Norwegian Cruise Line’s NORWEGIAN JADE

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Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has advised its passengers who were on board the NORWEGIAN JADE that the vessel could not continue its scheduled voyage due to mechanical problems on November 18, 2018. NCL has told the Federal Maritime Commission that passengers on the NORWEGIAN JADE will receive a full refund… Read More »