2023 Archive - Federal Maritime Commission
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August 2023 Activity Report


Statements & Announcements Industry Advisory—Names of Non-Compliant NVOCCs Posted to FMC Website The Federal Maritime Commission began posting the names of Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) that do not publish a tariff, contrary to Commission regulations (46 C.F.R. §520.3(a)). Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter An update to… Read More »

FMC July 2023 Activity Report


Statements & Announcements Industry Advisory—Requirements for Doing Business with NVOCCs and OFFs The Federal Maritime Commission reminds Common Carriers, including Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (VOCCs), they must meet their compliance obligations when doing business with Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and Ocean Freight Forwarders (OFFs). Notice to Passengers Regarding Vantage Travel Services,… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Release of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) Request for Information (RFI)


“I am pleased to provide supply chain stakeholders and interested members of the public the opportunity to consider and comment on the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) Recommendations and Views Report via the Request for Information (RFI) questions posted on August 16, 2023, which is available on Regulations.gov and the… Read More »

Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter


The Federal Maritime Commission has published on its website an update to Decisions of the Federal Maritime Commission, Second Series (Volume 6). This publication provides a compendium of Initial and Final Decisions of the Commission and selected other orders that may be significant or establish legal precedent. The volume now… Read More »

Cindy Hennigan Named Deputy Managing Director


Chairman Daniel B. Maffei today announced that Cindy R. Hennigan has been designated as the Deputy Managing Director and appointed to be a member of the Senior Executive Service. As Deputy Managing Director, Ms. Hennigan will serve as the operating director for the Commission’s administrative functions and as the primary… Read More »

Commissioner Rebecca Dye Proposes Reforms to International Ocean Supply Chain Practices: Empty Container Return, Early Return Date, and Container Pickup (Notice of Container Availability) 


Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye is proposing to reform three practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the Port of New York and New Jersey that relate to container returns, earliest return date, and container pickup (notice of availability). This… Read More »

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Issues Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal  The Federal Maritime Commission issued Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing how it would implement the prohibition on common carriers unreasonably refusing available cargo space to shippers. Industry Advisory—Requirement to File Timely and Accurate Service… Read More »