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Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 28, 2021

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Commission Meeting Link SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS: Part of this meeting will be open to the public and will be streamed live, accessible from www.fmc.gov. The rest of the meeting will be closed to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  July 28, 2021; 10:00AM  PLACE:  This will be an open meeting to… Read More »

Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress: “Review of Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Coast Guard and the Maritime Transportation Programs”

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Testimony of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei Federal Maritime Commission Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation U.S. House of Representatives Good morning Chairman Carbajal, Chairman DeFazio, Ranking Member Gibbs, and Members of the Subcommittee. I am honored to appear today in support of… Read More »

FMC Establishes Ocean Carriers Audit Program

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The Federal Maritime Commission has established a new audit program and dedicated audit team to assess carrier compliance with the Agency’s rule on detention and demurrage as well as to provide additional information beneficial to the regular monitoring of the marketplace for ocean cargo services. The “Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Audit… Read More »

New FMC and DoJ MOU Supports Interagency Collaboration on Antitrust Issues

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The Federal Maritime Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division today signed an interagency Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to foster increased cooperation and communication in their respective oversight and enforcement responsibilities of the ocean liner shipping industry.   FMC Chairman Daniel Maffei and Acting Assistant Attorney General Richard Powers signed the first-ever MOU between the two agencies this afternoon.  The MOU comes in succession to the Executive Order addressing competition… Read More »

Chairman Daniel B. Maffei Attends White House Signing Ceremony for Executive Order on Competition

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Today, Chairman Daniel B. Maffei was honored to be among the attendees at today’s White House signing ceremony for the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. His statement regarding the executive order follows: I applaud President Biden for his leadership in calling “all hands on… Read More »

MAY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Votes to Implement National Shipper Advisory Committee Shippers interested in providing their expertise to the Federal Maritime Commission will soon be able to apply to serve on the agency’s new National Shipper Advisory Committee. Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter The Federal Maritime… Read More »

Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress: “Impacts of Shipping Container Shortages, Delays, and Increased Demand on the North American Supply Chain”

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Testimony of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei Federal Maritime Commission Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation U.S. House of Representatives Good morning Chairman Carbajal, Ranking Member Gibbs, Chairman DeFazio, Ranking Member Graves, and members of the Subcommittee. I appreciate your invitation today and… Read More »

Testimony of Commissioner Dye before Congress: “Impacts of Shipping Container Shortages, Delays, and Increased Demand on the North American Supply Chain”

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TESTIMONY OF Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE SUBCOMMITTEE ON COAST GUARD AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JUNE 15, 2021 Thank you, Chairman Carbajal, Ranking Member Gibbs, Chairman DeFazio, Ranking Member Graves, and Members of the Subcommittee. I’m pleased… Read More »

FMC Accepting Applications for National Shipper Advisory Committee

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The Federal Maritime Commission is now accepting applications from qualified members of the international trade community wishing to serve on its newly formed National Shipper Advisory Committee (NSAC). Persons who export cargo from or import cargo to the United States and are interested in serving on the NSAC have until June… Read More »