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JULY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

FMC Establishes Ocean Carriers Audit Program

The Federal Maritime Commission 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. 

FMC Hears Proposals Addressing Supply Chain and Cruise Issues

Recommendations to address ongoing port and supply chain congestion, and proposed changes to agency regulations related to refunds for cancelled cruise ship voyages, were topics addressed during the open session of a Federal Maritime Commission meeting held on July 28, 2021.

New FMC and DoJ MOU Supports Interagency Collaboration on Antitrust Issues

The Federal Maritime Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division signed an interagency Memorandum of Understanding to foster increased cooperation and communication in their respective oversight and enforcement responsibilities of the ocean liner shipping industry.

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

Chairman Maffei attended the White House signing ceremony for President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.

Testimony of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei Before Congress: “Review of FY 2022 Budget for the Coast Guard and the Maritime Transportation Programs”

Testimony of Chairman Maffei before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs. 

Remarks of Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye on Fact Finding 29 Interim Recommendations

Statement of Commissioner Dye regarding the Fact Finding 29 Interim Recommendations provided at the July 28, 2021, meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission.

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the FMC Establishing a New Carrier Audit Program

Commissioner Bentzel issued a statement addressing the establishment of the Commission’s VOCC Audit Program.

Letter of Commissioner Sola to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Commissioner Sola wrote Governor DeSantis on the topic of COVID-19 vaccinations and cruise travel.

Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 28, 2021

The Commission issued a Sunshine Act Meeting notice announcing a public hearing.

June 2021 Activity Report 

DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT

Interim Recommendations—Fact Finding No. 29

Order Affirming Initial Decision—Toyota de Puerto Rico Corp. v. Puerto Rico Ports Authority, Crowley Puerto Rico Services, Inc., and Oceanic General Agency Inc. (Docket No. 19-02)

Order Affirming-in-Part and Reversing-in-Part Initial Decision—CMI Distribution Inc. v. Service by Air, Inc., Radian Customs Services Inc. (formerly known as SBA Consolidators, Inc.) and Las Freight System Ltd. (Docket No. 17-05)

COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS

Agreements Filed

Siem Car Carriers AS/Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd. Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012161-004)

Siem Car Carriers AS/Hoegh Autoliners AS Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012187-002)

Glovis/”K” Line Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012214-001)

NYK/EUKOR North America/Far East Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012227-001)

Siem Car Carriers AS/Nippon Yusen Kaisha Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012305-001)

NYK/EUKOR North America/Caribbean and Central America Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012313-001)

MOL/Kyowa Shipping Co., Ltd Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012318-001)

TOKO Line/NYK Bulk & Projects Space Charter and Cooperative Working Agreement (Agreement No. 012322-001)

“K” Line/Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012360-001)

K Line/NYK Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012386-001)

Siem Car Carriers AS/Liberty Global Logistics LLC Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012390-001)

Liberty Global Logistics/NYK Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012422-001) 

The OCEAN Alliance Agreement (Agreement No. 012426-006)

MOL/NMCC/WWOCEAN Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012437-001)

Hoegh Autoliners and NYK Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012450-001)

NMCC/KYOWA Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201247-001)

CMA CGM/COSCO Shipping China-U.S. West Coast Service Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201298-001)

Sallaum Lines/NYK Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201326-001)

APL/Swire Guam, Saipan-S. Korea, Japan Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201348-001)

Foundation Carrier Agreement (Agreement No. 201351-001)

Hoegh Autoliners/National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201363)

Agreement Between the City of Los Angeles, the City of Long Beach, Portcheck, LLC, and Marine Terminal Operators (Agreement No. 201364)

Lease Agreement Between the Commonwealth Ports Authority and Saipan Stevedore Company (Agreement No. 201365)

Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG/NYK Line Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201365-002)

Hoegh Autoliners/Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean/EUKOR Car Carriers, Inc. (Agreement No. 201366)

OTI LICENSING

OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 42

Revocations & Surrenders 11

Please see the OTI License Status Changes webpage for additional information.