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Notice to Passengers: Voyages from the U.S. to Cuba


The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is aware that passenger cruise lines that called Cuba have amended itineraries to comply with amendments made to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations announced in the Federal Register on June 5, 2019. Passengers with questions related to a voyage they have booked should contact their travel… Read More »

FMC Collects $500,000 in Penalty Payments


The Federal Maritime Commission completed compromise agreements with three non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC) and a single compromise agreement entered jointly by four vessel operating carriers, recovering a total of $500,000 in civil penalties. The agreed penalties resulted from investigations conducted by the Commission’s Area Representatives in Seattle and California, and… Read More »

Commission Wants More Information on Two MTO Agreements


The Federal Maritime Commission today voted to issue a Request for Additional Information for two agreements pending before the agency: the Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201292); and, the Georgia-South Carolina Marine Terminal Operator Cooperative Working Agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201293). Once the Commission receives… Read More »

Chairman Michael A. Khouri Testifies to Congress


Chairman Michael A. Khouri testifies to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Security, for the hearing on Federal Maritime Agencies: Ensuring a Safe, Secure, and Competitive Future. Statement of Michael A. Khouri Chairman Federal Maritime Commission Before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Security

Dye to Begin Last Phase of Detention & Demurrage Investigation


Contact: John K. Decrosta, (202) 523-5911 Innovation teams consisting of industry experts who are part of the ocean freight transportation system and global supply chains will soon meet in Washington as Commissioner Rebecca Dye commences the final phase of her investigation of the detention, demurrage, and free time practices of… Read More »