AUGUST 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT - Federal Maritime Commission
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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.

July 2021 Activity Report


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)


Agreements Filed

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

Applications 63

Revocations & Surrenders 28

Reissuances 2

Please see the OTI License Status Changes webpage for additional information.

Note: Agreements filed updated 10/1/2021