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MARCH 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Daniel B. Maffei Designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei has been designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.  The designation was made by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on March 29, 2021. Fact Finding 30 Interim Report Issued… Read More »

FEBRUARY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Information Demand on Detention & Demurrage Practices to Be Issued Commissioner Dye announced she will issue information demand orders to ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to determine if legal obligations related to detention and demurrage practices are being met. Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 17, 2021… Read More »

JANUARY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Issues Proposed Rule on Service Contract Filing Relief The FMC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, if adopted, will permit ocean carriers to file original service contracts at the agency up to 30 days after going into effect. Maximum Penalty Fees Adjusted The FMC announced… Read More »

DECEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Receives Briefings at December Meeting The Federal Maritime Commission held a meeting where it received an update on Fact Finding 29, a briefing from staff on the General Prohibitions in the Shipping Act, and from the Inspector General on his activities. Fact Finding 29: Advice to… Read More »

NOVEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Federal Maritime Commission Increases Global Alliances’ Information Monitoring Report Requirements Pursuant to direction from Chairman Khouri, the Commission has issued letters to the three global carrier alliances requiring that certain carrier-specific trade data be filed more frequently. Commissioner Sola Visits Houston for Panel Discussion and Meetings with… Read More »

OCTOBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Votes to Initiate Service Contract Filing Regulatory Reform The FMC voted to initiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will, if ultimately approved, make permanent the current temporary exemption that allows initial service contracts to be filed at the agency up to 30 days after the… Read More »

SEPTEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Requests Comments on Possible Changes to Regulations Governing Cruise Lines The Federal Maritime Commission voted to issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that will gather information about possible changes to regulations governing the definition of “non-performance” by a cruise line and the process for… Read More »

AUGUST 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Initiates Rulemaking Process Addressing Cruise Line Performance Refunds The FMC has initiated a process that may ultimately lead to amending its regulations concerning “non-performance” by a Passenger Vessel Operator and under what circumstances passengers must be provided a refund for a cancelled or delayed voyage. Commissioner… Read More »

JULY 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Sola Provides Briefing on Fact Finding 30 to Senior DoT Official COVID-19 related impacts on ocean shipping and the cruise industry were discussed Wednesday in a conference call that brought together two Commissioners of the Federal Maritime Commission, a senior official from the Department of Transportation,… Read More »

JUNE 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Fact Finding 30 Phase One Report Identifies Proposal That Would Help U.S. Cruise Companies An Initial Report issued today by Commissioner Louis Sola identifies a regulatory step that addresses a critical COVID-19 fiscal impact experienced by the cruise industry generally, but most significantly by small passenger vessel… Read More »