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New Era of Flexibility for Service Contract Filing Requirements

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Shippers and carriers will soon have more flexibility in meeting service contract filing requirements as the result of a rule change approved by the Federal Maritime Commission going into effect this June. The Final Rule amends existing regulations so ocean carriers will be able to file original service contracts with… Read More »

Commission Grants Temporary Relief Requested by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and “K” Line America, Inc.

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The Federal Maritime Commission voted to grant the temporary relief sought by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. and “K” Line America, Inc. from certain service contract and tariff filing requirements. The carrier sought relief from Commission regulations as part of its efforts to respond to a malicious cyberattack it experienced in… Read More »

FMC Seeking Comments on Carrier Automated Tariffs

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For Press Inquiries, Please Contact: John K. DeCrosta, 202-523-5911 The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comment to determine if changes are needed to existing regulations on carrier automated tariffs, which are publicly available systems containing common carrier rates, charges, classifications, rules, and practices. The Commission is responsible for establishing… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 14, 2021 

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA    STATUS:   This meeting will be closed to the public.  DATE AND TIME:  April 14, 2021; 10:00AM   PLACE:  This meeting will be held by video conference only.    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:   CLOSED SESSION   1. General Prohibitions in the Shipping Act and Pending Investigations      CONTACT PERSON FOR… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 07, 2021

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING   FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA  STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public.  DATE AND TIME: April 07, 2021; 10:00AM  PLACE: This meeting will be held by video conference only.    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:   CLOSED SESSION  Staff Briefing on U.S. Economic Conditions and Ocean Carrier Alliances Fact Finding 29: International Ocean Transportation… Read More »

FEBRUARY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Information Demand on Detention & Demurrage Practices to Be Issued Commissioner Dye announced she will issue information demand orders to ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to determine if legal obligations related to detention and demurrage practices are being met. Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 17, 2021… Read More »