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Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter

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The Federal Maritime Commission has published on its website an update to Decisions of the Federal Maritime Commission, Second Series (Volume 2). This publication provides a compendium of Initial and Final Decisions of the Commission and selected other orders that may be significant or establish legal precedent. The volume now… Read More »

Fact Finding 30 Interim Report Highlights Economic Impacts to Florida From Paused Cruise Operations

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The economic impacts of COVID-19 have not been limited to passenger cruise lines, but have extended to port authorities and cities throughout Florida with cancelled sailings resulting in loss of revenue to public ports, government at all levels, and private companies that do business with cruise lines. These conclusions are… Read More »

AUGUST 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Initiates Rulemaking Process Addressing Cruise Line Performance Refunds The FMC has initiated a process that may ultimately lead to amending its regulations concerning “non-performance” by a Passenger Vessel Operator and under what circumstances passengers must be provided a refund for a cancelled or delayed voyage. Commissioner… Read More »

Acting Secretary of DHS Briefed on COVID-19 Impacts to Cruise Industry & Ocean Shipping

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Commissioners Louis E. Sola and Rebecca F. Dye today briefed Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf about the Federal Maritime Commission response to COVID-19, including fact finding investigations examining impacts to the passenger cruise industry and the intermodal freight delivery system. Today’s briefing included representatives from Congressional offices,… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for September 16, 2020

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA  STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public.  DATE AND TIME: September 16, 2020; 10:00 AM  PLACE:  This meeting will be held by a remote conference. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:  CLOSED SESSION  Staff Briefing on Ocean Carrier Rate Trends  Staff Briefing on Ocean Carrier… Read More »

JULY 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Sola Provides Briefing on Fact Finding 30 to Senior DoT Official COVID-19 related impacts on ocean shipping and the cruise industry were discussed Wednesday in a conference call that brought together two Commissioners of the Federal Maritime Commission, a senior official from the Department of Transportation,… Read More »

Commission Initiates Rulemaking Process Addressing Cruise Line Performance and Refunds

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The Federal Maritime Commission has initiated a process that may ultimately lead to amending its regulations concerning “non-performance” by a Passenger Vessel Operator (PVO/cruise line) and under what circumstances passengers must be provided a refund for a cancelled or delayed voyage. On Monday, the Commission voted to accept the recommendations… Read More »