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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 »

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 »

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 »

July 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Fourth Global Regulatory Summit Held at FMC Senior government officials from the European Union (EU), the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the United States met Wednesday at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to participate in the Fourth Global Regulatory Summit. Commissioner Sola… Read More »

Fourth Global Regulatory Summit Held at FMC

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Senior government officials from the European Union (EU), the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the United States met Wednesday at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to participate in the Fourth Global Regulatory Summit. Attendees represent the competition authorities responsible for regulating international liner shipping in… 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 »

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

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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 »