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Commissioner Dye Leading FMC Initiative to Address Urgent COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts


The Federal Maritime Commission today issued an order authorizing Commissioner Rebecca Dye to identify operational solutions to cargo delivery system challenges related to Coronavirus-19. The Order notes that “Recent global events have only highlighted the economic urgency of responsive port and terminal operations to the effectiveness of the United States… Read More »



STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Justification Commissioner Carl Bentzel on the South Atlantic Chassis Pool Agreement Commissioner’s statement explaining his vote to allow the amendment of South Atlantic Chassis Pool Agreement to add the Ports of Jacksonville and Wilmington. Commissioners Bentzel and Maffei Travel to Houston, Texas Summary… Read More »

French America Line Prohibited from Offering, Advertising, or Conducting Passenger Cruises


French America Line, a domestic passenger vessel operator (PVO), is prohibited from offering, advertising, or conducting cruises following revocation today of its Certificate of Financial Responsibility for Indemnification of Passengers for Nonperformance of Transportation (Certificate (Performance)) by the Federal Maritime Commission. In April 2019, the Commission’s Bureau of Certification and… Read More »

Temporary Adjustments in FMC Operations


To assist in slowing the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, and to limit the exposure risk to its employees, the Federal Maritime Commission is taking steps that temporarily change its operations. The Commission remains open and operational, but it will hold meetings and other public-facing activities via phone, e-mail,… Read More »

January 2020 Activity Report


STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Final Rules to be Published Implementing Shipping Act Amendments and Revising Procedures The Federal Maritime Commission voted to publish two final rules and received in closed session a briefing on developments in the U.S. liner trades. Commission Meeting Scheduled for January 15, 2020 Sunshine Act Notice… Read More »

December 2019 Activity Report


STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Issues Order in Petition No. P3-18 The Federal Maritime Commission issued an Order partially granting Petition No. P3-18 for exemption filed by the World Shipping Council, seeking regulatory relief from 46 U.S.C. 40502(b) and (d). New OTI Rules Now in Effect Non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC) will… Read More »