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FMC Applications Outage Resolved

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Some users may have experienced access or usage issues with the following applications over the past two days, including email notifications from applications to external filers. Servcon Form-1 Form-18 Form-65 Renewal OTI License Renewal Agreements E-Monitoring RPI We have resolved these issues as of Friday morning, November 18, 2022.  However,… Read More »

Maffei Visits Bay Area for Congressional & Industry Meetings

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Chairman Daniel B. Maffei traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area on October 31 and November 1, 2022 for a series of meetings exploring shipping, supply chain, infrastructure, and technology issues. The visit began with Chairman Maffei participating in a Congressional roundtable discussion held Monday, October 31st in Oakland and… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel On Harmonizing the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) with the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2022

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Last week, I sent a letter to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) leadership urging harmonization of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) contract with relevant provisions of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). The UIIA is an incredibly important contract governing rules for… Read More »

Chris Hughey Named FMC General Counsel

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Chairman Daniel B. Maffei today announced Phillip C. “Chris” Hughey has been hired as the General Counsel of the Federal Maritime Commission and appointed to be a member of the Senior Executive Service. In his capacity as General Counsel to the Commission, Mr. Hughey will provide legal advice and recommendations… Read More »

FMC September 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Meeting Focuses on OSRA Implementation & Data Initiative The September meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission included briefings on progress implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 and the findings of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative. FMC Seeking Public Comment on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal… Read More »

FMC Proposing New Demurrage & Detention Billing Requirements

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The Federal Maritime Commission is proposing a new rule that seeks to bring more clarity, structure, and punctuality to the demurrage and detention billing practices of vessel operating common carriers (VOCCs), non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs), and marine terminal operators (MTOs). This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is responsive to a… Read More »

August 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Establishes OSRA 2022 Implementation Webpage The Federal Maritime Commission has established a webpage dedicated to its actions and activities related to the implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). FMC Seeks Comments on Benefits of Issuing Emergency Order Requiring Information Sharing The Federal… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel On Surface Transportation Board Testimony On Kansas City Southern and Canadian Pacific Merger

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Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel testified before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Tuesday on possible supply chain impacts of the proposed Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Canadian Pacific (CP) merger. “I respectfully urge the Surface Transportation Board to disapprove the consolidation of the railroad systems of the CP and the KCS… Read More »