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Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei to Attend Global Maritime Forum Annual Summit

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On October 30th and 31st, 2019, Commissioner Maffei will attend the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit in Singapore on behalf of the Federal Maritime Commission. The Global Maritime Forum is an international not-for-profit organization committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade to increase sustainable long-term economic development and… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei Speaks at NY/NJFFF&BA Learn & Lunch

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On October 16, 2019, Commissioner Maffei visited the New York and New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association Learn & Lunch in Newark. He was pleased to participate by sharing his thoughts on current market conditions and how they affect the industry overall, and Ocean Transport Intermediaries specifically.

Statement of Chairman Michael A. Khouri Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement, FMC No. 201292

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There has been continued public comment concerning the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) decision that allowed the Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement (the “Agreement”) to go into effect. I voted to not allow the Agreement to become effective under the Shipping Act of 1984 (Shipping Act) because I held… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel Maffei visits NYSHEX HQ in New York

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On October 2, 2019, Commissioner Daniel Maffei met with Mr. Gordon Downes, CEO of the New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), at the company’s headquarters in lower Manhattan. NYSHEX was founded in 2014 with the intention of establishing enforceable “NYSHEX Forward Contracts” which impose penalties on either the shipper or carrier… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Meets with Ex-Im President Reed

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Commissioner Louis Sola and Kimberly A. Reed, President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, met recently to discuss issues related to international trade. Topics discussed included challenges some U.S. companies must overcome to access and compete in certain overseas markets, the competitive advantage well functioning supply… Read More »

Commissioners Maffei & Sola Travel to Gulf of Mexico Ports

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Last month, Commissioners Daniel B. Maffei and Louis E. Sola traveled to several ports in the southeast to tour facilities and meet with industry stakeholders. The Commissioners also met with congressional staff members from the Alabama and Mississippi delegations. As a result of this trip, the Commissioners gained greater understanding… Read More »

Malcom McLean Award Presented to Commissioner Dye

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An organization representing intermodal trucking firms that do business at ports in New York and New Jersey recognized Commissioner Rebecca Dye for her work enhancing the U.S. freight delivery system and improving cargo and equipment velocity. The Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers bestowed the “Malcom McLean Award” on Commissioner Dye… Read More »

Proposed Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Issued

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The Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed interpretive rule on demurrage and detention under the Shipping Act. This interpretive rule would provide the public with guidance about how the Commission assesses the reasonableness of demurrage and detention practices and regulations under the Shipping Act. The interpretive rule describes… Read More »