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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 »

FMC Votes in Meeting on Carrier Petition & Changes to Enforcement Procedures

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The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted today 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 a direct final rule that would restructure how the agency oversees enforcement matters. The… Read More »

Comment Period Extended for NPRM on Detention & Demurrage

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The Federal Maritime Commission has extended the deadline for submitting public comments on a proposed interpretive rule addressing demurrage and detention practices under the Shipping Act. Comments to the Commission are now due not later than Thursday, October 31, 2019.  Instructions for submitting comments are contained in the proposed rule. … 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 »

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 »

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 »