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April 2024 Activity Report 


Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress

Prepared statement of Daniel B. Maffei submitted for inclusion in the record for hearing “Review of Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for Coast Guard and Maritime Programs, Pt. 1: Maritime Administration and Federal Maritime Commission, held by the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, April 30, 2024.

Industry Advisory—All FMC Statutes & Regulations Remain in Full Effect Following Bridge Collapse

The Federal Maritime Commission issued an industry advisory following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge emphasizing that common carriers and marine terminal operators must continue to comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements governing their operations.

Request for Information—Maritime Transportation Data Initiative

Federal Register notice seeking additional information to expand the information gathered from the MTDI and the Commission’s August 23, 2023, Request for Information (88 FR 55697) related to data availability, accuracy, and exchange. The public comment period closes June 17, 2024.

Chairman Maffei Explores Supply Chain Impacts from Bridge Collapse & Port Closures

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel B. Maffei and Commissioner Max Vekich travelled to Baltimore to learn more about how the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge and the resulting temporary closure of the Port of Baltimore are impacting the ocean-linked supply chain.

Chairman Maffei Speaks at CONECT Conference in Newport, RI

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel B. Maffei delivered the luncheon keynote address at the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade’s (CONECT) 28th Annual Trade & Transportation Conference held in Newport, Rhode Island.

Commissioner Sola Participates on Shore Power Panel at Seatrade Cruise Global 2024

Commissioner Louis E. Sola participated on the Power Up Your Shore Power Plan panel at Seatrade Cruise Global where he discussed the need for shore power support across the maritime industry.

Commissioner Sola Discusses LNG at AAPA Legislative Summit

Commissioner Louis E. Sola participated on a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Exports panel at the American Association of Port Authorities Legislative Summit held in Washington, D.C. in March where he highlighted the importance of LNG in reducing carbon emissions.

Commissioner Sola Meets with Bahamian Ambassador to Address Opportunities for Maritime Cooperation

Commissioner Louis E. Sola met with Wendall K. Jones, Ambassador of the Bahamas to the United States, to discuss critical maritime issues.

Statement by Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Release of the Second Request for Information for the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative

Commissioner Bentzel issued a second Request for Information for the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI). The questions in the second seek feedback related to recommendations made in the MTDI Report addressing transparency, data accuracy and cargo availability.

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on Letter to President Biden on Suggested Relief for Impact Workers and Companies Due to the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Commissioner Bentzel wrote President Biden to urge the Administration to consider administrative or legislative initiatives that would help workers and industries impacted by the temporary closure of the Port of Baltimore.

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Port of Gulfport Roundtable

Commissioner Bentzel participated in an industry roundtable hosted by the Port of Gulfport in March 2024.

Statement by Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association’s Inaugural Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

Commissioner Bentzel provided the keynote speech to the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association at their inaugural Supply Chain and Logistics Summit held in February, where he discussed how conditions in the Red Sea and the Panama Canal are impacting shipping. He also addressed what is necessary to mitigate future supply chain disruptions.

March 2024 Activity Report


Notice Not to Review—Rahal International Inc. v. Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hapag-Lloyd (America), LLC, and Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC, Respondents and Hapag-Lloyd AG and Hapag-Lloyd (America), LLC Third-Party Complainants v. Maher Terminals, LLC, GCT New York LP, and GCT Bayonne LP, Third-Party Respondents (Docket No. 23-05)

Initial Decision Approving Settlement Agreement (March 15, 2024)

Notice Not to Review—ElliptiGo Incorporated v. Flexport International, LLC (Docket No. 2001(I))

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal—Impact Products, LLC and Safety Zone, LLC v. Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (Docket No. 24-05)


Gulf/South America Discussion Agreement (No. 011707-020)

Yang Ming Joint Service Agreement (No. 201392-001)

HMM HLC PSX Space Charter Agreement (No. 201406-001)

One to HMM AP1 Space Charter Agreement (No. 201423)

Siem Car Carriers AS/SEVEN SEALS Co., Ltd. Space Charter Agreement (No. 201424)

HMM/SML Slot Exchange Agreement (No. 201425)

Cinco/Hyundai Glovis Space Charter (No. 201426)

Seven Seals Co., Ltd./Hyundai Glovis Space Charter Agreement (No. 201427)

ONE/COSCO WIN Slot Charter Agreement (No. 201428)


Applications 61

Revocations 14

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