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MAY 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission The FMC held a non-public meeting on May 28, 2020. Fact Finding 30 Investigation Focusing on Cruise Line Financial Responsibility & Refund Policies Issues related to how cruise lines meet financial responsibility requirements and the ticket refund polices of cruise lines… Read More »

APRIL 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Sola to Lead Fact Finding Focusing on Cruise Line Issues The Federal Maritime Commission designated Commissioner Sola to serve as the Fact Finding Officer for Fact Finding 30, “COVID-19 Impact on Cruise Industry” in an order issued today. Commission Issues New Guidance on Detention & Demurrage… Read More »

MARCH 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Dye Leading Initiative to Address Urgent COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts The Federal Maritime Commission issued an order authorizing Commissioner Rebecca Dye to identify operational solutions to cargo delivery system challenges related to Coronavirus-19. Commission Authorities and Available Services Remain in Place During COVID-19 Situation During the… Read More »

FEBRUARY 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Justification Commissioner Carl Bentzel on the South Atlantic Chassis Pool Agreement Commissioner’s statement explaining his vote to allow the amendment of South Atlantic Chassis Pool Agreement to add the Ports of Jacksonville and Wilmington. Commissioners Bentzel and Maffei Travel to Houston, Texas Summary… Read More »

January 2020 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Final Rules to be Published Implementing Shipping Act Amendments and Revising Procedures The Federal Maritime Commission voted to publish two final rules and received in closed session a briefing on developments in the U.S. liner trades. https://www.fmc.gov/commission-votes-to-publish-two-final-rules/ Commission Meeting Scheduled for January 15, 2020 Sunshine Act Notice… Read More »

December 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Issues Order in Petition No. P3-18 The Federal Maritime Commission issued an Order partially granting Petition No. P3-18 for exemption filed by the World Shipping Council, seeking regulatory relief from 46 U.S.C. 40502(b) and (d). New OTI Rules Now in Effect Non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC) will… Read More »

November 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Remarks by Commissioner Louis E. Sola at Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei participates in Maritime Risk Symposium Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei visits Singapore for Global Maritime Forum October 2019 Activity Report DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT Rulemaking Activity Final Rule–Amendments to Regulations Governing… Read More »

October 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Statement of Chairman Michael Khouri Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement, FMC No. 201292 Chairman Khouri issued a statement that he voted to not allow the Agreement to become effective under the Shipping Act of 1984 because the FMC does not have subject matter jurisdiction over… Read More »

September 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Votes in September Meeting on Carrier Petition & Changes to Enforcement Proceedings The Federal Maritime Commission voted to move forward with proposed rules that would provide partial regulatory relief sought by a petition of ocean carriers, would implement regulatory changes mandated by recent legislation, and publish… Read More »

August 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Expresses Concerns about Puerto Rico Terminal Facilities Agreement Commissioner Dye Represents the Federal Maritime Commission at U.S.-Japan Maritime Bilateral Meeting July 2019 Activity Report Public Commission Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2019 (Agenda Forthcoming) COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS Agreements Filed ABC Discussion Agreement (Agreement No. 011550-019)… Read More »