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MARCH 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Daniel B. Maffei Designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei has been designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.  The designation was made by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on March 29, 2021.

Fact Finding 30 Interim Report Issued Examining Imports to CA, HI and U.S. Pacific Territories

Commissioner Louis E. Sola released “Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry on California, Hawaii, and the Pacific,” the latest in a series of interim reports being issued as part of the ongoing Fact Finding 30 investigation he is conducting.

Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 7, 2021

The Commission announced the scheduling of a non-public meeting.

Commissioner Sola Interviewed in News Story on Cruise Industry

Commissioner Louis E. Sola was interviewed as part of a CNBC story, “Cruise Lines Stay Afloat Amid COVID-19”, which ran on the March 12, 2021 edition of “The News With Shepherd Smith”

Letter of Commissioners Maffei and Bentzel to Great Lakes Governors

Commissioners Maffei and Bentzel sent letters to the Governors of Great Lakes states urging them to prioritize the vaccination of the maritime workforce to protect the Nation’s supply chain in preparation for the upcoming start to the Great Lakes shipping season when the Soo Locks open on March 25th.

Remarks of Commissioner Maffei: Marine Transportation System Innovation Science and Technology Conference Keynote

Commissioner Daniel Maffei presented the keynote address to the Sixth Biennial Maritime Transportation System Innovation Science and Technology Conference, held on March 15, 2021 and hosted by the Transportation Research Board.

Statement of Louis Sola: On the One Year Anniversary of the Cessation of Cruise Activity from U.S. Ports

Commissioner Sola released a statement that addressed COVID-19 economic impacts to cruise industry and that outlines the important role vaccines will have in allowing cruise operations to resume.

Statement of Commissioner Sola: Commending the Bipartisan Efforts to Address Resumption of Cruises to Alaska

Commissioner Louis Sola issued a statement applauding cooperative efforts of lawmakers to assist Alaska and Alaskans from enduring a second cancelled cruise season.

Statement of Commissioners Maffei and Bentzel: Urging Governors to Prioritize Maritime Worker Vaccinations

Commissioners Maffei and Bentzel sent letters to the Governors of major port states urging them to prioritize the vaccination of the maritime workforce to protect the Nation’s supply chain.

Statement of Commissioners Maffei and Sola: Op-Ed Supply Chain Dive

Commissioners Maffei and Sola released an op-ed, published by Supply Chain Dive.  In the piece, the Commissioners urged cooperation to find solutions to the current global congestion crisis.

February 2021 Activity Report

DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT

Interim Report—”Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry on California, Hawaii, and the Pacific” (Fact Finding No. 30)

COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS

Agreements Filed

Tropical/United Abaco Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012094-001)

Crowley/America Cruise Ferries, Inc. Space Charter and Sailing Agreement (Agreement No. 012222-001)

Agreement by Ocean Common Carriers to Participate on the Exchange Board (Agreement No. 201234-005

Agreement by Ocean Common Carriers to Use Standard Service Contract Terms (Agreement No. 201235-005)

NPDL/PFLG Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201355-001)

PFLG/NPDL Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201356-001)

NPDL/ANLS Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201358-001)

OTI LICENSING

OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 71

Revocations & Surrenders 19

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