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Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings of the Federal Maritime Commission will be held at 10:00 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Main Hearing Room located on the First Floor of Commission headquarters at 800 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

2021 Meeting Dates

  • July 28, 2021
  • May 19, 2021
  • April 14, 2021
  • April 7, 2021
  • February 17, 2021

Meeting Guidance

Commission Meeting Agendas & Summaries

FMC Hears Proposals Addressing Supply Chain and Cruise Issues

Recommendations to address ongoing port and supply chain congestion, and proposed changes to agency regulations related to refunds for cancelled cruise ship voyages, were topics addressed during the open session of a Federal Maritime Commission meeting held today. Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye provided the Commission with Interim Recommendations to address… Read More »

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Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 28, 2021

Commission Meeting Link SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS: Part of this meeting will be open to the public and will be streamed live, accessible from www.fmc.gov. The rest of the meeting will be closed to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  July 28, 2021; 10:00AM  PLACE:  This will be an open meeting to… Read More »

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FMC Votes to Implement National Shipper Advisory Committee

Shippers interested in providing their expertise to the Federal Maritime Commission will soon be able to apply to serve on the agency’s new National Shipper Advisory Committee. The Commission met today and voted to publish and file the Charter necessary to formally establish the National Shipper Advisory Committee.  The Commission… Read More »

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Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 19, 2021

SUNSHINE ACT MEETING FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS:   This meeting will be open to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  May 19, 2021; 10:00AM   PLACE:  A link for public viewing of this meeting will be posted here on May 19, 2021. Click Below: May 19, 2021 Commission Meeting Link (link removed, the meting has concluded)    MATTERS… Read More »

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Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 14, 2021 

SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA    STATUS:   This meeting will be closed to the public.  DATE AND TIME:  April 14, 2021; 10:00AM   PLACE:  This meeting will be held by video conference only.    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:   CLOSED SESSION   1. General Prohibitions in the Shipping Act and Pending Investigations      CONTACT PERSON FOR… Read More »

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Commission Meeting Addresses Fact Finding 29 and Alliance Monitoring

The Federal Maritime Commission met virtually and in closed session today to discuss developments in the ongoing Fact Finding 29 investigation of challenges to the freight delivery system and possible Shipping Act violations, and to receive a briefing on the agency’s monitoring activities of ocean carrier alliances. This was the… Read More »

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Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 07, 2021

SUNSHINE ACT MEETING   FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA  STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public.  DATE AND TIME: April 07, 2021; 10:00AM  PLACE: This meeting will be held by video conference only.    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:   CLOSED SESSION  Staff Briefing on U.S. Economic Conditions and Ocean Carrier Alliances Fact Finding 29: International Ocean Transportation… Read More »

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Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 17, 2021

SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  February 17, 2021; 2:00PM   PLACE:  This meeting will be held by video conference only.    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:   CLOSED SESSION   Fact Finding 29 Update: Addressing unreasonable detention, demurrage, and other carrier and port practices;… Read More »

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FMC Receives Briefings at December Meeting

The Federal Maritime Commission met virtually and in closed session on Wednesday, December 10, 2020. At the meeting, Commissioner Rebecca Dye provided an update on her work to date as Fact Finding Officer for “International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement” (Fact Finding 29).  Staff provided a briefing on General Prohibitions… Read More »

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Commission Meeting Scheduled for December 9, 2020

SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  December 9, 2020; 10:00 AM  PLACE:  This meeting will be held by video conference only.   MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:   CLOSED SESSION Briefing by Commissioner Dye on Fact Finding No. 29  Staff Update on General Prohibitions in… Read More »

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