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May 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS New Monitoring Requirements Give FMC More Insight into Alliance Carrier Operations The three global ocean carrier alliances (2M, OCEAN, and THE) and each of their member companies will now be required to provide enhanced pricing and capacity information, providing the Federal Maritime Commission with uniform data to… Read More »

APRIL 2022 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Launches Instructional Video on How to File Complaints A newly published multimedia presentation provides instruction on options the public has to bring complaints at the Federal Maritime Commission, ranging from reporting information that may trigger an investigation to initiating formal civil litigation that can provide wronged… Read More »

March 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Export Service is New Added Focus of FMC Ocean Carrier Audit Program The Federal Maritime Commission’s Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (VOCC) Audit Program is expanding its scope to also evaluate how shipping lines are serving U.S. export shippers. Demurrage & Detention ANPRM Comments Deadline Extended The Federal Maritime… Read More »

February 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Max Vekich Sworn-In as FMC Commissioner Max Vekich was sworn-in as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2026. Commissioner Dye Explains Options for Filing Complaints at FMC Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye issued a statement providing guidance on the different avenues… Read More »

January 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Detention and Demurrage and Data Initiatives Addressed at Commission Meeting The FMC met in both open and closed session to be briefed on efforts to address detention and demurrage, improve supply chain data transparency, and an ongoing investigation of Canadian government regulations that affect U.S. flag Great… Read More »

DECEMBER 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Policy Statements Provide Guidance on Complaints Process Three policy statements provide new guidance on bringing private party complaints at the Federal Maritime Commission. Commissioner Bentzel’s Data Initiative & National Shipper Advisory Committee Hold Meetings Commissioner Bentel Hosts Inaugural Meeting of FMC Data Initiative The first meeting… Read More »

NOVEMBER 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS New Supply Chain Initiatives Announced at FMC Meeting Six Supply Chain Innovation Teams are being convened by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye to identify and implement improvements to the process and timing of return and delivery of containers to marine terminals. FMC Effort Will Examine How Data Can… Read More »

OCTOBER 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Holds First Meeting of the National Shipper Advisory Committee Individuals who represent companies importing and exporting cargo to and from the United States gathered virtually Wednesday for the inaugural meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission’s National Shipper Advisory Committee. Registration for First meeting of the National… Read More »

September 2021 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission—September 21, 2021 The Commission held a closed, non-deliberative meeting under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 303 to discuss operational issues in the international maritime trade in Puerto Rico. FMC to Issue Guidance on Complaint Proceedings and Seek Comments on Demurrage and… Read More »

AUGUST 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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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… Read More »