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Archive for 2018

Updates to PierPass Will Go Into Effect

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Contact: John K. DeCrosta, (202) 523-5911 The Federal Maritime Commission voted to take no action to prevent amendments to the West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) related to “PierPass” from becoming effective. Under the terms of the updated agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201143), WCMTOA will replace the current two-tier PierPass fee… Read More »

Acting Chairman Khouri & Commissioner Dye Address Transportation Legal Professionals

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The Federal Maritime Commission Hearing Room was the venue today for “Transportation Forum XV”, an annual event of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals where topics of interest to those who work on legal issues related to transportation, trade, and intermodalism are discussed. Acting Chairman Michael Khouri and Commissioner Rebecca… Read More »

Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri – Remarks Association of Transportation Law Professionals Transportation Forum XV

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On behalf of the Federal Maritime Commission, I welcome the ATLP to our Washington headquarters. It is great to have this group of transportation professionals that work in every mode and aspect of the global transportation and logistics marketplace. As some of you do not work in the maritime area… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Dye, Association of Transportation Law Professionals, Transportation Forum XV

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Two Recent Initiatives It’s a pleasure to be here today. I’ve just returned from Miami, discussing demurrage and detention, and before that, from the International Bar Association conference in Rome, and the European Maritime Law Organization meeting in London, discussing the FMC competition law enforcement program. I appreciate this opportunity… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Dye, European Maritime Law Organization, 24th Annual Conference

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Commissioner Rebecca Dye Panel Keynote Speaker “Developments in International Oversight of Shipping” European Maritime Law Organization’s (EMLO) 24th Annual Conference London, UK In her keynote comments, as part of a panel of international shipping competition experts at the EMLO conference in London, Commissioner Dye began with a brief overview of… Read More »

Status Advisory Regarding PierPass Amendment

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Contact: John K. DeCrosta, (202) 523-5911 The West Coast Marine Terminal Operators submitted an amendment to their WCMTOA agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201143) at the Federal Maritime Commission on April 13, 2018. The amendment proposes changes to the structure of the current Off-peak program and traffic mitigation fee employed by… Read More »

Mediation Week 2018

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October 14-20 marks “ABA Mediation Week” and the Federal Maritime Commission is one of the many Executive Branch agencies that offers mediation services to parties seeking alternatives to legal proceedings to resolve commercial disputes. The Commission’s mediation services are offered through its Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Services… Read More »

Commissioner Dye Christens Ship Operating in the US-Europe Trade

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In a ceremony at Port of Baltimore, Commissioner Dye christens new container-roll-on/roll-off vessel The mixed use container and roll-on/roll-off ship (“con-ro”) M/V Atlantic Star gained a Godmother Friday when Commissioner Rebecca Dye christened the vessel in a ceremony at the Dundalk Marine Terminal in Baltimore. “During my career in maritime… Read More »