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October 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Statement of Chairman Michael Khouri Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement, FMC No. 201292 Chairman Khouri issued a statement that he voted to not allow the Agreement to become effective under the Shipping Act of 1984 because the FMC does not have subject matter jurisdiction over… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei to Attend Global Maritime Forum Annual Summit

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On October 30th and 31st, 2019, Commissioner Maffei will attend the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit in Singapore on behalf of the Federal Maritime Commission. The Global Maritime Forum is an international not-for-profit organization committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade to increase sustainable long-term economic development and… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei Speaks at NY/NJFFF&BA Learn & Lunch

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On October 16, 2019, Commissioner Maffei visited the New York and New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association Learn & Lunch in Newark. He was pleased to participate by sharing his thoughts on current market conditions and how they affect the industry overall, and Ocean Transport Intermediaries specifically.

Statement of Chairman Michael A. Khouri Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement, FMC No. 201292

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There has been continued public comment concerning the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) decision that allowed the Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement (the “Agreement”) to go into effect. I voted to not allow the Agreement to become effective under the Shipping Act of 1984 (Shipping Act) because I held… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel Maffei visits NYSHEX HQ in New York

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On October 2, 2019, Commissioner Daniel Maffei met with Mr. Gordon Downes, CEO of the New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), at the company’s headquarters in lower Manhattan. NYSHEX was founded in 2014 with the intention of establishing enforceable “NYSHEX Forward Contracts” which impose penalties on either the shipper or carrier… Read More »

September 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Votes in September Meeting on Carrier Petition & Changes to Enforcement Proceedings The Federal Maritime Commission voted to move forward with proposed rules that would provide partial regulatory relief sought by a petition of ocean carriers, would implement regulatory changes mandated by recent legislation, and publish… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Meets with Ex-Im President Reed

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Commissioner Louis Sola and Kimberly A. Reed, President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, met recently to discuss issues related to international trade. Topics discussed included challenges some U.S. companies must overcome to access and compete in certain overseas markets, the competitive advantage well functioning supply… Read More »

Commissioners Maffei & Sola Travel to Gulf of Mexico Ports

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Last month, Commissioners Daniel B. Maffei and Louis E. Sola traveled to several ports in the southeast to tour facilities and meet with industry stakeholders. The Commissioners also met with congressional staff members from the Alabama and Mississippi delegations. As a result of this trip, the Commissioners gained greater understanding… Read More »

FMC Votes in Meeting on Carrier Petition & Changes to Enforcement Procedures

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The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted today to move forward with proposed rules that would provide partial regulatory relief sought by a petition of ocean carriers, would implement regulatory changes mandated by recent legislation, and publish a direct final rule that would restructure how the agency oversees enforcement matters. The… Read More »