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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 »

Prepared Remarks of Michael A. Khouri, Chairman, U.S. Federal Maritime Commission London International Shipping Week 2019 Government Stakeholder Workshop – The Future of International Maritime Trade Policy September 10, 2019

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Good afternoon. Thank you for the invitation to speak today about recent issues and activities of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. Role of the FMC Because the ocean transportation industry plays such an essential role in America’s economy, the United States Congress assigned the economic and commercial regulation of U.S…. Read More »

Commission Approves Dye’s Final Recommendations on Detention and Demurrage

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The Commission today adopted a set of recommendations made by Commissioner Rebecca Dye to address detention and demurrage charge issues uncovered during her 18-month Fact Finding 28 investigation. Commissioner Dye submitted three proposals to the FMC. First, she recommended the agency publish an interpretive rule that clarifies how the Commission… Read More »

Commissioner Dye Represents the Federal Maritime Commission at the U.S.-Japan Maritime Bilateral Meeting in Washington, DC

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On August 15, 2019, Commissioner Rebecca Dye represented the Federal Maritime Commission at the U.S.-Japan Maritime Bilateral Meeting, hosted by the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, in Washington, DC. The U.S. delegation was led by Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, Maritime Administrator, and other participants at the meeting included… Read More »

Commissioner Dye Addresses RILA Transportation Executives

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On Thursday, August 22nd, Commissioner Rebecca Dye addressed a meeting of the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s transportation and infrastructure committee. In the discussion, she covered a variety of issues with a focus on implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 low sulfur fuel requirement, and the FMC’s Fact-Finding Investigation No…. Read More »

Statement from Commissioner Maffei on Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement

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Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei voted against allowing the Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement to take effect, arguing that the potential negative effects provided sufficient reason for the Commission to intervene. Given that the agreement will take effect despite his vote, he applauds the Commission’s unanimous decision to conduct… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Represents the Federal Maritime Commission at the U.S. – Korea Bilateral Maritime Meeting in Busan, Republic of Korea

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On July 10 – 12, 2019, Commissioner Louis E. Sola represented the Federal Maritime Commission at the U.S. – Republic of Korea Bilateral Maritime Meetings in Busan, Korea. The U.S. delegation was led by Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, and there were also representatives… Read More »