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Chairman Maffei Addresses AgTC Annual Meeting

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Chairman Daniel B. Maffei delivered the keynote address at the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) Annual Meeting last week, addressing the recently passed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 and outlining new initiatives implemented by the Commission to mitigate supply chain congestion and related issues. The remarks were delivered on Wednesday,… Read More »

Letter of Commissioner Sola to President Joe Biden

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Federal Maritime Commissioner Louis E. Sola wrote the President on June 23, 2022, regarding the Hugh Leatherman terminal in Charleston, South Carolina. Text of the letter: Dear President Biden: Thank you for your kind invitation to attend the Ocean Shipping Reform Act signing ceremony last Thursday. With your signature you have… Read More »

Meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission – June 22, 2022

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Authority: 46 U.S.C. § 46103(c); 46 C.F.R. § 503.84. The meeting commenced at 11:03 a.m. and recessed at 12:32 p.m. All individuals present at the briefing were Commissioners or Commission employees: Chairman Daniel B. Maffei, Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel, Commissioner Louis E. Sola, Commissioner Max Vekich, Katharine… Read More »

Statements of  Commissioners Bentzel, Sola, and Vekich regarding Comments Submitted to the Surface Transportation Board on the Proposed Consolidation of the Railroad Systems of Canadian Pacific Railway and the Kansas City Southern Railway

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Federal Maritime Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel, Louis E. Sola, and Max M. Vekich, in their capacity as individual Commissioners, submitted comments Wednesday to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) objecting to the proposed consolidation of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Ltd. (CP) and the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS). The three Commissioners urged… Read More »

Former Chairman Michael A. Khouri Awarded FMC Gold Medal

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The Federal Maritime Commission recognized the leadership and contributions of former Chairman and Commissioner Michael A. Khouri by awarding him a Gold Medal and Citation at its May 2022 Commission meeting. During his tenure on the Commission, Mr. Khouri had a meaningful impact in many ways, including leading Fact Finding… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Max M. Vekich Regarding USDA Initiative to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports and West Coast Ports

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Commissioner Max M. Vekich commends Secretary Tom Vilsack for the recently announced U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative that will assist American-grown agricultural products to reach global markets. Under the program, agricultural exporters will receive $200 per container of farm goods exported out of the ports of Seattle, Tacoma, or Oakland…. Read More »

Updated: FMC is Conducting Server and Application Maintenance

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The Federal Maritime Commission is conducting security maintenance on the following systems: Common Carrier Tariff and MTO Schedule Registration Automated Form FMC-1 Application for License as an Ocean Transportation Intermediary Automated Form FMC-18 E-Monitoring The Electronic Reading Room Until the required maintenance is complete, these systems will be electronically inaccessible… Read More »

Statement by Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Max Vekich on FMC’s approval of the $2 million Settlement Agreement with Hapag-Lloyd

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Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Max Vekich commend the Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement for its work in reaching a $2 million settlement agreement with Hapag-Lloyd with regards to unreasonable assessment of detention and demurrage charges.  The Commission must continue its work to address unjust and unreasonable practices for the benefit… Read More »