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Statement of Chairman Michael A. Khouri on Lake Carriers’ Association petition and Section 19 Investigation


Representatives of American industry and the U.S. government have repeatedly, and in many different forums, raised serious concerns about the ballast water regulations being developed by Transport Canada.  The potential discriminatory effect these regulations – and the possible adverse impact of even the pendency of these proposed regulations –  might… Read More »

Chairman Michael A. Khouri Statement on Demurrage & Detention Interpretive Rule


For many years, American importers and exporters, together with critical transport service providers, such as ocean transportation intermediaries and truck operators, have been frustrated by certain business practices employed by container vessel common carriers and marine terminal operators. Ultimately, an industry coalition filed a petition with the Commission requesting a… Read More »

Commission Provides Temporary Relief from Certain Service Contract Filing Requirements


As a measure to relieve COVID-19 impacts to the supply chain, the Federal Maritime Commission voted to temporarily allow parties to file service contracts up to 30 days after they take effect. The Commission published an order today making the relief effective immediately and lasting through December 31, 2020. The… Read More »

Chairman Michael Khouri Comments on Fact Finding 29


The global COVID-19 pandemic is having effects throughout our ocean supply chain. I requested Commissioner Rebecca Dye to, once again, stand up the Innovation Teams that were assembled within Fact Finding 28 to identify collaborative solutions to uncertainties and problems in this international supply chain. I am pleased that the… Read More »

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


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 »

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


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 »