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May 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Statement of Chairman Michael Khouri to Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation

Statement of Michael A. Khouri on Review of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget for The Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Programs Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure United States House of Representatives.

Statement of Commissioner Rebecca Dye to Surface Transportation Board

Commissioner Dye testified before the STB’s oversight hearing on railroad demurrage and accessorial charges.

Commissioner Louis Sola Remarks at International Trade Day, PortMiami

Commissioner Sola spoke at the International Trade Day event hosted by U.S. Customs & Border Protection where he discussed the work of the Federal Maritime Commission.

Chairman Michael A. Khouri remarks at Virginia Maritime Association 99th Annual Banquet

Chairman Michael A. Khouri delivered the keynote address at the Virginia Maritime Association’s 99th Annual Banquet.  The Banquet took place in Norfolk, VA, in conjunction with the 16th Annual VMA International Trade Symposium.

Commission Wants More Information on Two MTO Agreements

The FMC voted to issue a Request for Additional Information for two agreements pending before the agency.

Commission Meeting Includes Vote to Update OTI Rules & Briefing on Carrier Alliances

The FMC voted during the open session of meeting to issue a final rule updating the licensing rules for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries.  Other agenda items during open session were a briefing on procedures for monitoring ocean carrier alliances, and Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 amendments to the Shipping Act.  In closed session, Commission received briefings on two pending agreements.

DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT

Notice of DismissalToyota de Puerto Rico, Corp. v. Puerto Rico Ports Authority, Crowley Puerto Rico Services, Inc., and Oceanic General Agency Inc. (Docket No. 19-02)

Initial DecisionCMI Distribution Inc. v. Service by Air, Inc., Radiant Customs Services Inc. (formerly known as SBA Consolidators, Inc.) and Las Freight System Ltd. (Docket No. 17-05)

Initial Decision Approving Confidential Settlement with Hoegh AutolinersFiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, FCA US LLC and FCA Italy S.p.A. v. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas LLC, EUKOR Car Carriers Inc., Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, NYK Line (North America) Inc., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., MOL (America) Inc., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., “K” Line America, Inc., Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, and Hoëgh Autoliners AS (Docket No. 17-09)

Initial Decision Approving Confidential Settlement with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and “K” Line America, Inc.Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, FCA US LLC and FCA Italy S.p.A. v. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas LLC, EUKOR Car Carriers Inc., Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, NYK Line (North America) Inc., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., MOL (America) Inc., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., “K” Line America, Inc., Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, and Hoëgh Autoliners AS (Docket No. 17-09)

Initial Decision Approving Confidential Settlement with CSAVFiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, FCA US LLC and FCA Italy S.p.A. v. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas LLC, EUKOR Car Carriers Inc., Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, NYK Line (North America) Inc., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., MOL (America) Inc., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., “K” Line America, Inc., Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, and Hoëgh Autoliners AS (Docket No. 17-09)

Initial Decision Approving Confidential Settlement with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas LLCFiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, FCA US LLC and FCA Italy S.p.A. v. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas LLC, EUKOR Car Carriers Inc., Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, NYK Line (North America) Inc., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., MOL (America) Inc., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., “K” Line America, Inc., Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, and Hoëgh Autoliners AS (Docket No. 17-09)

COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS

Request for Additional Information

Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement (201292)

Georgia-South Carolina Marine Terminal Operator Cooperative Working Agreement (201293)

Agreements Filed

Port of Los Angeles Data Delivery Agreement (Agreement No. 201249-001)

Digital Container Shipping Association Agreement (Agreement No. 201288-001)

Cruise Lines International Association (Agreement No. 010071-047)

Trans-Atlantic American Flag Liner Operators (Agreement No. 010714-048)

Trans-Pacific American Flag Beth Operators Agreement (Agreement No. 008493-032)

Hyundai Glovis/Hoegh Transpacific Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012334-002)

Sealand/GWF Reciprocal Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201299)

“K” Line/Liberty Global Logistics LLC U.S./Japan Car Carrier Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201301)

“K” Line/Liberty Global Logistics LLC U.S./Middle East Car Carrier Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201302)

“K” Line/Liberty Global Logistics LLC U.S./Mexico Car Carrier Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201303)

“K” Line/Liberty Global Logistics LLC U.S./Belgium/Germany Car Carrier Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201304)

CMA CGM/Marfret Mediterranean-Caribbean/US Gulf Vessel Sharing Agreement (Agreement No. 201305)

Seaboard/Zeamarine Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201306)

Crowley/Sealand Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201307)

APL/HLUSA Space Charter & Cooperative Working Agreement (Agreement No. 201308)

OTI LICENSING

OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 69

Revocations & Surrenders 28

Reissuances 2

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