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FMC Applications Outage Resolved

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Some users may have experienced access or usage issues with the following applications over the past two days, including email notifications from applications to external filers. Servcon Form-1 Form-18 Form-65 Renewal OTI License Renewal Agreements E-Monitoring RPI We have resolved these issues as of Friday morning, November 18, 2022.  However,… Read More »

Chris Hughey Named FMC General Counsel

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Chairman Daniel B. Maffei today announced Phillip C. “Chris” Hughey has been hired as the General Counsel of the Federal Maritime Commission and appointed to be a member of the Senior Executive Service. In his capacity as General Counsel to the Commission, Mr. Hughey will provide legal advice and recommendations… Read More »

FMC September 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Meeting Focuses on OSRA Implementation & Data Initiative The September meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission included briefings on progress implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 and the findings of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative. FMC Seeking Public Comment on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal… Read More »

FMC Proposing New Demurrage & Detention Billing Requirements

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The Federal Maritime Commission is proposing a new rule that seeks to bring more clarity, structure, and punctuality to the demurrage and detention billing practices of vessel operating common carriers (VOCCs), non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs), and marine terminal operators (MTOs). This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is responsive to a… Read More »

August 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Establishes OSRA 2022 Implementation Webpage The Federal Maritime Commission has established a webpage dedicated to its actions and activities related to the implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). FMC Seeks Comments on Benefits of Issuing Emergency Order Requiring Information Sharing The Federal… Read More »

Linda S. Harris Crovella Named Administrative Law Judge

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Chairman Daniel B. Maffei announced today the hiring of Linda S. Harris Crovella to serve as an Administrative Law Judge of the Federal Maritime Commission. Judge Crovella joins the Commission after serving as an Administrative Law Judge with the Social Security Administration in Richmond, VA and Buffalo, NY for the… Read More »

FMC Meeting Focuses on OSRA Implementation & Data Initiative

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The Federal Maritime Commission was briefed at its September meeting, held Wednesday, on progress implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) and the findings of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI). Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel discussed his work leading the MTDI and shared what this project identified as… Read More »

Reminder: The 9/21/22 FMC Meeting will begin at 1 pm in the STB Hearing Room

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING TIME AND DATE: September 21, 2022; 1:00 p.m. PLACE: This meeting will be held in-person at the Surface Transportation Board at the address below and also streamed live via Zoom4Gov Webinar and on the Commission’s YouTube Channel; the links for viewing are Zoom4Gov Webinar and Commissions YouTube… Read More »

FMC Seeking Public Comment on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal Proposed Rule

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The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comments in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued today implementing a requirement of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) to define unreasonable refusal to deal or negotiate with respect to vessel space accommodation provided by an ocean common… Read More »