FMC Establishes OSRA 2022 Implementation Webpage
The Federal Maritime Commission has established a webpage dedicated to its actions and activities related to the implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA).
“OSRA 2022 is now law and the Federal Maritime Commission intends to act expeditiously to implement both the letter and the spirit of the Act. Establishing a resource where the public can easily and quickly see all relevant materials related to OSRA implementation is critical to keeping all interested constituencies informed of progress the Commission is making in meeting the mandates established by the Congress and the President,” said Chairman Daniel B. Maffei.
This page provides links to key OSRA documents including rulemakings, Industry Advisories, and press releases.
The OSRA 2022 Implementation webpage will be updated as developments warrant.
To date, the Commission has:
- Issued a Request for Public Comment on the necessity of issuing an emergency order requiring common carriers and marine terminal operators to share key information with shippers, truckers, and railroads;
- Issued a Request for Public Comment on a proposed plan for gathering import and export information from VOCCs calling the United States;
- Initiated development of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal or Negotiate on Vessel Space Accommodations;
- Established an interim process for submitting Charge Complaints;
- Prioritized enforcement activity through the establishment of the Bureau of Enforcement, Investigations, and Compliance;
- Placed the trade on notice that self-executing provisions of OSRA are in immediate effect;
- Placed the trade on notice that common carriers are required to immediately comply with the self-executing provisions of OSRA on detention and demurrage billing practices;
- Published the Fact Finding 29 Final Report; and
- Enhanced the resources and capabilities of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Services.