AUGUST 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT
STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Commission Questions Shipping Lines About Surcharges
The Federal Maritime Commission has launched an expedited inquiry into the timing and legal sufficiency of ocean carrier practices with respect to certain surcharges.
FMC Invites Comment on Proposed Rule Addressing Cruise Line Non-Performance and Refunds
The Federal Maritime Commission announced it is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to amend its regulations governing non-performance by Passenger Vessel Operators and establishing new requirements for when cruise passengers should be provided refunds for cancelled or delayed voyages.
Fact Finding 30 Interim Report Issued Examining Impacts to Eastern Seaboard
Commissioner Louis E. Sola released Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry on the East Coast, the last in a series of interim reports issued as part of the ongoing Fact Finding 30 investigation he is conducting.
Letter of Commissioner Sola to President Joe Biden
Commissioner Louis E. Sola wrote to President Joe Biden regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations and cruise travel.
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—Passenger Vessel Financial Responsibility (Docket No. 20-15)
Interim Report: Economic of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry on the East Coast (Fact Finding No. 30)
Order Affirming Initial Decision on Remand—Crocus Investments, LLC and Crocus FZE v Marine Transport Logistics, Inc. and Aleksandr Solovyev a/k/a Royal Finance Group Inc (Docket No. 15-04)
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
ACL/H-L Reciprocal Space Charter and Sailing Agreement (No. 010955-010)
Central America Discussion Agreement (No. 011075-081)
MOL/NMCC Joint Operating Agreement (No. 012248-001)
Siem Car Carriers AS/”K” Line Space Charter Agreement (No. 012457-001)
CMA CGM/Hapag Lloyd U.S. Gulf Coast to Jamaica Space Charter Agreement (No. 201367)
ONE/CMA CGM Slot Exchange Agreement (No. 201368)
ONE/OOCL Slot Exchange Agreement (No. 201369)
Shanghai Jinjiang Shipping (Group) Co., Ltd. and C.U. Lines Limited (Agreement No. 201370)
Transfar/SJJ Space Charter Agreement (Agreement 201371)
OTI Licensing Activity
Revocations & Surrenders 28
Please see the OTI License Status Changes webpage for additional information.
Note: Agreements filed updated 10/1/2021