February 2022 Activity Report
STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Max Vekich Sworn-In as FMC Commissioner
Max Vekich was sworn-in as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2026.
Commissioner Dye Explains Options for Filing Complaints at FMC
Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye issued a statement providing guidance on the different avenues shippers have at the Federal Maritime Commission to pursue demurrage and detention complaints.
Commission Invites Comments on Benefits of New Demurrage & Detention Rule
An Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking approved by the Federal Maritime Commission asks the public if a new rule governing demurrage and detention billing practices would benefit the trade and should apply to marine terminal operators and non-vessel operating common carriers in addition to vessel-operating common carriers.
FMC Requests Additional Comments in its Investigation of Canadian Regulations
The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking updated comments in support of its ongoing investigation of whether Canadian ballast water regulations in the Great Lakes are unfavorable to shipping in the U.S.-Canada trade.
Justice Department and Federal Maritime Commission Reaffirm and Strengthen Partnership to Promote Fair Competition in the Shipping Industry
The Justice Department and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) reaffirmed their continuing commitment to jointly enforcing competition laws and strengthening their cooperation to promote competition in the ocean freight transportation system.
FMC Holds Closed Meeting on WCMTOA
The Federal Maritime Commission held a meeting in closed session to discuss the West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA).
Update: Notice to Passengers Regarding Crystal Cruises (February 18, 2022)
Advisory that Crystal Cruises, LLC filed petition for Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors in Florida state court in Miami-Dade County.
Notice to Passengers Regarding Crystal Cruises (February 11, 2022)
Information Notice for Passengers with Bookings on Crystal Cruise, LLC Suspended Voyages through April 2022 (February 1, 2022)
Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 25, 2022
Notice that meeting to discuss West Coast MTO Agreement will be held by the Commission.
Statement of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei on Proposed PierPass Change
Chairman Maffei issued a statement addressing a filed amendment to the West Coast MTO Agreement.
Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on the WCMTOA Agreement
Commissioner Bentzel issued a statement regarding the West Coast MTO Agreement.
Next Meeting of FMC Data Initiative Focuses on Large Aggregators
Next Meeting of FMC Data Initiative Engages FedEx, UPS, and Amazon
Next Meeting of FMC Data Initiative Focuses on Ocean Transportation Intermediaries
Next Meeting of FMC Data Initiative Engages Federal Agencies
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—Demurrage and Detention Billing Requirements (Docket No. 22-04)
Notice of Investigation and Request for Comments—Investigation into Conditions Created by Canadian Ballast Water Regulations in the U.S./Canada Great Lakes Trade (Docket No. 20-10)
Petition for Exemption from the Statutory Tariff Publication Requirements—Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (Docket No. P1-22)
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
Maersk/MSC/Zim Cooperative Working Agreement (No. 201263-0040)
World Shipping Council Agreement (201349-002)
PFLG/NPDL Slot Charter Agreement (No. 201356-002)
CMA CGM/COSCO Brazil-Caribbean U.S. Gulf Vessel Sharing Agreement (No. 201377)
NPDL/PFLG Slot Charter Agreement (No. 201378)
Crowley/King Ocean Dominican Republic/Haiti Space Charter Agreement (No. 201379)
Crowley/Antillean Dominican Republic/Haiti Space Charter Agreement (No. 201380)
OTI Licensing Activity
Revocations & Surrenders 19
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