May 2022 Activity Report
STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Monitoring Requirements Give FMC More Insight into Alliance Carrier Operations
The three global ocean carrier alliances (2M, OCEAN, and THE) and each of their member companies will now be required to provide enhanced pricing and capacity information, providing the Federal Maritime Commission with uniform data to use in assessing ocean carrier behavior and marketplace competitiveness.
Commission Seeking Comments on Co-Loading Definition and Tariff Access Fees
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the Federal Maritime Commission solicits public comment on whether carrier tariffs should be available free of charge and if the definition of co-loading should be changed to apply only to less than container loads.
Commissioner Dye Releases Final Report for Fact Finding No. 29
Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye issued her Final Report for Fact Finding 29, “The Effects of COVID-19 on the U.S. International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain” at the May 18, 2022, meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission.
FMC Data Summit to be Held in Virtual Session Only
Notice of change of venue from an in-person event to be held in Washington, D.C. to a virtual meeting platform.
Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel to Convene Maritime Transportation Data Initiative Summit June 1, 2002
Commissioner Carl Bentzel will host the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative Summit, the culmination of 18 industry stakeholder meetings held weekly from November 2021 through April 2022.
FMC Receives Fact Finding 29 Final Recommendations & Intermodal Equipment Report
The Federal Maritime Commission met in open session on May 18, 2022 to receive updates on: Fact Finding 29; Assessment of the People’s Republic of China’s Control of Container and Intermodal Chassis Manufacturing; the Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Audit Program; and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Carrier Automated Tariffs. The Commission met in closed session pursuant to Commission regulations in 46 CFR § 503.73 to further discuss aspects of the VOCC Audit Program that involve proprietary information.
Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 18, 2022
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Statement of Commissioner Bentzel Summarizing Remarks Delivered to the International Association of Ports and Harbors on the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative and the need for Continuing Engagement on National and Global Data Standards
Commissioner Carl Bentzel addressed the International Association of Ports and Harbors in Vancouver, B.C. at its “World Ports Conference 2022”, where he spoke about the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative.
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
Final Report—Fact Finding 29
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—Carier Automated Tariffs (Docket No. 21-03)
Notice Not to Review—CCMA, LLC v. Maersk A/S and Ports America Chesapeake, LLC (Docket No. 22-01)
- Initial Decision Approving Settlement Agreement issued on April 13, 2022
Notice Not to Review—YSN Imports Inc., D.B.A. “Flame King” v. Feige “Peggy” Oberlander, U Shippers Group Inc., U Shippers Group Management Co., Inc. (Docket No. 21-02)
- Initial Decision Approving Settlement Agreement issued April 11, 2022
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
Caribbean Shipowners Association (No. 010979-068)
Hapag-Lloyd/Zim Mediterranean Slot Exchange Agreement (No. 012276-002)
Crowley/Seaboard Costa Rica & Panama Space Charter Agreement (No. 201265-002)
Seaboard/Crowley Miami & Kingston Space Charter Agreement (No. 201269-001)
ONE/ELJSA Slot Exchange Agreement (No. 201385)
Hapag-Lloyd/Zim TEX Space Charter Agreement (No. 201386)
HLAG/ONE/Sealand USWC-Mexico and Central America Cooperative Working Agreement (No. 201387)
OTI Licensing Activity
Revocations & Surrenders 17
Please see the OTI License Status Changes webpage for additional information.