FMC MAY 2023 ACTIVITY REPORT
STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Two ocean common carriers have paid a combined total of $2.65 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations of misconduct brought by the Federal Maritime Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement, Investigations, and Compliance.
John Crews has been hired as the first person to serve as the Director, Bureau of Enforcement, Investigations, and compliance and appointed to be a member of the Senior Executive Service.
More than $1 million in disputed charges have now been waived or refunded through the Charge Compliant process established by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) and administered by the Federal Maritime Commission.
The new regionally based structure for the Federal Maritime Commission investigatory program was unveiled at a meeting of the Commission where enforcement activity, continued progress in implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA), and the latest status of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) were all discussed.
The National Shipper Advisory Committee held a meeting on May 11, 2023, at the Federal Maritime Commission.
Statement delivered at meeting of FMC by Commissioner Carl Bentzel addressing completion of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative.
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
- Initial Decision Approving Settlement Agreement(Issued March 17, 2023)
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association Agreement (No. 011290-044)
Hapag-Lloyd/Zim Mediterranean Slot Exchange Agreement (No. 012276-003)
Bi-State Public Marine Terminal Discussion Agreement (No. 201218-001)
Maersk/MSC Gulf-ECSA Vessel Sharing Agreement (No. 201256-002)
World Shipping Council Agreement (No. 201349-003)
OTI LICENSING ACTIVITY
Revocations & Surrenders 23
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