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JANUARY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Issues Proposed Rule on Service Contract Filing Relief The FMC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, if adopted, will permit ocean carriers to file original service contracts at the agency up to 30 days after going into effect. Maximum Penalty Fees Adjusted The FMC announced… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 17, 2021

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  February 17, 2021; 2:00PM   PLACE:  This meeting will be held by video conference only.    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:   CLOSED SESSION   Fact Finding 29 Update: Addressing unreasonable detention, demurrage, and other carrier and port practices;… Read More »

DECEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Receives Briefings at December Meeting The Federal Maritime Commission held a meeting where it received an update on Fact Finding 29, a briefing from staff on the General Prohibitions in the Shipping Act, and from the Inspector General on his activities. Fact Finding 29: Advice to… Read More »

Maximum Penalty Fees Adjusted

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The Federal Maritime Commission will increase the maximum penalties assessed for statutory violations effective January 15, 2021, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015. The increases are tied to the rate of inflation. Maximum penalties for knowing and willful violations of the Shipping Act will… Read More »

Fact Finding 29: Advice to the Trade

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Commissioner Rebecca Dye is advising that shippers and truckers may contact the Federal Maritime Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement (BoE) with allegations of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators employing practices or regulations in violation of 46 USC 41102(c) involving non-compliance with the Final Rule published earlier this year by the… Read More »

NOVEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Federal Maritime Commission Increases Global Alliances’ Information Monitoring Report Requirements Pursuant to direction from Chairman Khouri, the Commission has issued letters to the three global carrier alliances requiring that certain carrier-specific trade data be filed more frequently. Commissioner Sola Visits Houston for Panel Discussion and Meetings with… Read More »